Srinagar-Jammu Highway closed due to fresh landslides


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link of the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the world, was closed, today, for traffic due to landslides and snowfall at different places.

A traffic department official said, the Srinagar-Jammu Highway has been closed for vehicular movement due to fresh snowfall in Qazigund area, rain and shooting stones at Mehar, Cafeteria road, Panthal on Banihal-Ramban patch.

The men and machines are working to clear the highway of the debris and shooting stones, which pose a grave danger to the lives of the people, he said, adding that snow is being cleaned in Qazigund side.

Meanwhile, a man was injured when a shooting stone hit his truck on the the highway in Ramban district of Jammu region. Officials told the media that a man identified as Wasim Ahmed from Baramulla was injured when his truck was hit by a shooting stone at Mehar in Ramban district. He is being treated at a nearby hospital, they said.—KMS


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