J&K highway closed for traffic due to landslide

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which is the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed for vehicular traffic on Saturday.

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2011, 18:32 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway,
which is the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the
country, was closed for vehicular traffic on Saturday due to a
landslide triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district of Jammu
and Kashmir on Saturday.

The 300-km-long highway was closed after landslides were
triggered by heavy rains at Panthal in Ramban district this
afternoon, Senior Superintendent of Police, National Highway,
Kifayat Haider said to a news agency.

As a result of the landslides, about 100-150 vehicles are
stranded on different stretches of the highway, he said.

Men and machines of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
are working to clear the landslide, he said.

PTI