Shooting stones block Kishtwar-Doda highway

Traffic on Kishtwar-Doda highway remained suspended for over two hours Thursday due to shooting stones at Kuligarh.

The shooting stones were triggered by heavy rain during the past several days.

“We suspended the movement of traffic at Kuligarh from both sides of the highway due to shooting stones,” deputy superintendent of police, traffic, Zuhaib Hossain, told Greater Kashmir.

Meanwhile, a large number of passenger vehicles, besides ambulances and private transport, remained stranded on the highway due to shooting stones.

The deputy superintendent of police, traffic, on being contacted, said, “After remaining suspended for over two hours, the Kishtwar-Doda highway was restored for traffic. The road was cleared on war footing and all stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their destinations.”

Pertinently, frequent landslides and shooting stones have become a routine on the Kishtwar-Doda highway, forcing authorities to suspend traffic on several occasions.