J&K highway reopens for vehicular traffic

The 300 km-long highway was reopened for vehicular traffic today after clearance of landslide at Digdol and Panthal in Ramban district.

Last Updated: Aug 08, 2011, 12:05 PM IST

Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which is the sole surface link between Kashmir and the rest of the country, was reopened for traffic on Monday after a daylong closure due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban
district.

The 300 km-long highway was reopened for vehicular traffic today after clearance of landslide at Digdol and Panthal in Ramban district, police said.

Over 1,000 vehicles, which were stranded at various places in Udhampur, Nagrota, Ramban, Patnitop, Banihal and Batote areas of the Highway due to the landslide, were allowed to move, they said.

However, there was traffic jam on the Highway at various places due to slow movement of the vehicles as a result of heavy rains today, they said.

Heavy rains lashed the entire Jammu region since early this morning, bringing much relief from the high degree of humidity.

PTI