Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for 5th day

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 2/11/2019 3:52:03 PM

SRINAGAR, Feb 10: The 300 km long Srinagar- Jammu national highway remained closed for the fifth consecutive day today due to landslides and shooting stones.
Giving details a traffic police official said, "The highway remained closed today due to a massive landslide at Marog and intermittent shooting stones between Ramban anx Banihal stretch."
He added that traffic cops and road maintenance agencies are on job. "The decision regarding the vehicular movement on the highway shall be taken tomorrow," the spokesman said.
The traffic official said the snow clearance operation was completed from Banihal to Qazigund town yesterday. "Our main problem is the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch which is filled with landslide. Clearance operation is continuing on war-footing," he said.
The official added until road clearance operation was completed, traffic will not be allowed on the 300 km-long highway.
The highway was closed after heavy snowfall and landslides. Ten people were also killed in the area in an avalanche and landslide.
Supplies have run short in the landlocked Kashmir Valley ever since closure as all essentials of life are routed through this highway.



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