Banihal: Nachilana-Khari link road near 23 RR camp Nachilana alongside Jammu Srinagar National Highway, 11 kilometres from Banihal sub divisional headquarter in district Ramban caved in Thursday afternoon.
This disconnected the whole tehsil headquarter Khari and several railway construction projects in the area in terms of road connectivity.
The link road is under the maintenance control of IRCON International, constructing several railway tunnels, including Indian Railway’s longest tunnel and a railway station at Khari.
The six-km part of steep Nachilana-Khari-Mahoo link road has been used as an approach road to the railway projects by IRCON and its construction companies for the past two decades.
Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Banihal Zaheer Abbas Bhat said the restoration work would be started late Thursday night or Friday morning by railway construction companies on war-footing. He said restoration work would take at least a week’s time as a big stretch of the road had collapsed.
Officials informed that a team of engineers, consultant experts from IRCON, Afcons visited the spot Thursday afternoon along with civil administration and reviewed the ground situation to start restoration work.