Kashmir highway closed for traffic after landslides at 3 places

Srinagar

Srinagar Jammu highway has again been closed for traffic due to landslides, triggered by rain, at three places.

Traffic has been suspended on the highway again due to fresh landslides at three different places at 0300 hrs this morning, a traffic police official said.

He said the Border Roads Organisation, responsible for the maintenance of the highway, have already put into service sophisticated machines and men to put through the traffic.

However, he said traffic on the highway would be restored only after receiving green signal from the BRO and traffic police officials posted in the area where landslides had occurred. Major portion of the landslides had been cleared, he said adding efforts are being made to clear the landslides before the vehicles, including those carrying Amarnath pilgrims, who had left Jammu base camp for Baltal and Pahalgam, reach there.

Similarly, vehicles which had left Kashmir for Jammu are also stranded on this side of the Jawahar tunnel. For the past few days, the traffic on the highway is getting disrupted for hours due to landslides in the morning only to be resumed traffic in the afternoon.

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