JK highway blocked for 6 hours, yatra convoy stranded

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:32

Banihal: Hundreds of people, including Amarnath pilgrims, remained stranded for over 6 hours on Tuesday as Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked due to a landslide in Ramban district of the state.

"The national highway was blocked in the wee hours near Khooni Nallah in Ramban district," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Traffic, Haseeb Mughal said.

The officer said that Border Road Organisation was pressed into service to clear the debris and the road was unclogged by 12 pm.

He said that soon after the landslide Jammu and Srinagar traffic units were informed and traffic was stopped at several places on the highway to avoid snarls.

"Hundreds of people got stranded for over six hours including pilgrims of Amarnath," Mughal said.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 17:32

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