Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed for traffic due to mudslides in Ramban

Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed for traffic due to mudslides in Ramban

TheJammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Saturday after shootingstones and mudslides hit the strategic road at several places in Rambandistrict of Jammu and Kashmir.

Traffic Inspector,National Highway, Imtiyaz Khateeb said the highway was closed after  shooting stones and mudslides hit the highwayat 10.40 am in Pantiyal, Iron stand Digdool, Battery Cheshma, Anokhi fall andfour lane tunnel number 2 at Kelamore Ramban.

He said theconvoy carrying Amarnath Yatris from Jammu had crossed the affected areasbefore the highway closed.

However, theyatris coming back from Kashmir have been stranded between Magarkote andDigdool. He said shootingstones are hampering the restoration efforts and it will take around two hoursto restore traffic on the highway.

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