Traffic restored on Batote-Kishtwar Road
Jammu, May 20: The traffic on Batote-Kishtwar highway was restored this evening 30 hours after it was blocked following heavy landslides, triggered by unplanned blasting by the BEACON near Ragi Nallah, on Wednesday morning.
Over 1000 passengers on either side spent night in open without food and water in absence of any arrangement from the administration.
“The BEACON resorted to blasting without taking in account the safety and convenience of passengers traveling on the only operational road link between Doda and Kishtwar,” a stranded passenger said adding no official visited the site to inquire about the condition of passengers.
“The officials were busy in making the arrangements for the visit of transport minister Qamar Ali Akhoon.”
Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 20 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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