In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Srinagar-Jammu Highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the world, was closed on second day, today, due to shooting stones due to heavy rainfall.
The Mughal Road, connecting Shopian and Poonch-Rajouri districts, was also shut due to a landslide along the road. A traffic official told media men that the Jammu-Srinagar highway is blocked due to fresh shooting stones and landslides at several places in Ramban district.
“Due to heavy rainfall on whole highway and shooting stones at Panthyal and other locations approximately 3000 vehicles both HMVs and LMVs are stranded on the Highway,” the traffic department said.
Today no fresh vehicle is allowed from either side i-e from Jammu (Jakheni, Udhampur) towards Srinagar and vice-versa,” he said, adding, “If weather permitted only stranded vehicles will be allowed to move to their destinations subject to traffic worthy road conditions.”
He also said that the Mughal Road was closed due to a landslide at Poshana. “Commuters are advised not to travel on Mughal Road without confirming the status of road from TCU (Traffic Control Unit) Jammu/Srinagar.—KMS