Frequent landslides hamper clearance

Efforts to clear the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Friday were hampered after shooting stones again hit the Digdol area, officials said.

The shooting stones came down about 15 times between 6 to 8 pm as the authorities tried to clear some stranded vehicles. The highway was again closed around 8.30 pm.

District Development Commissioner Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, inspected road clearance operation at Digdol. He asked the concerned officers to ensure that all stranded passengers are provided adequate facilities like food, accommodation and related utilities.

DDC urged upon the commuters to contact the traffic control rooms before starting their journey on the highway.