Traffic suspended on Srinagar-Jammu national highway due to landslide

TNN Bureau. Updated: 4/15/2019 3:11:10 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 15: Traffic was on Monday afternoon again suspended on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which connects Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to a landslide.The civilian traffic was resumed on Monday after remaining suspended on Sunday to allow free and safe movement of security force convoy on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.”

We have suspended traffic movement on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway following landslide at Digdol area of Ramban in Jammu region," a traffic police official told TNN.

He said that the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which is responsible for the maintenance of the highway, has already put into service manpower as well as sophisticated machines to clear the landslide and put through the highway.

Hundreds of vehicles, including passenger vehicles, are stranded at various places on the Kashmir highway. However, he said vehicles will be allowed to move towards Kashmir valley once a green signal is received from the traffic police officials and BRO.

“Today vehicles were allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar,” he said, adding majority of the Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs), including those carrying essentials, petrol and diesel tankers and LPG were allowed to move last evening to move towards Kashmir. “

“The HMVs were allowed to move towards Kashmir till 0100 hrs,” he added.

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