Jammu-Srinagar NH closed for second day

Jammu-Srinagar NH closed for second day

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed for traffic for the second consecutive day Friday due to fresh landslides in Ramban district that left over 3000 vehicles stranded, officials said.
During the work of clearance of landslides at Digdol on the highway, fresh landslide took place resulting in closure of highway for the second day, they said.
As result of blockade, over 2500 heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) and 500 light motor vehicles (LMVs) were stranded at different parts of the highway.
Men and machines are working to clear the landslide.
Meanwhile, District Development Commissioner, Showkat Aijaz Bhat, on Friday inspected road clearance operation at Digdol area besides taking stock of facilities being extended to the stranded passengers.
He asked the concerned officers to ensure that all stranded passengers are provided adequate convenience like food, accommodation and related utilities.
DDC urged upon the commuters to contact the traffic control rooms before starting their journey on the highway.
Pertinently, a landslide had blocked the 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country at Digdol in Ramban district.
—PTI/Info Deptt