Traffic movement suspended on highway for 5 hours

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/10/2018 3:08:41 PM

SRINAGAR, Oct 9: The vehicular movement remained suspended for five hours due to landslide at Ramban on 300 km long Srinagar-Jammu highway today.
The landslide was triggered by rains. Reports said that the landslide struck the highway at Digdole around 4.45 AM.
Officials said that the agency concerned immediately launched a clearance operation and the highway was reopened for one-way traffic around 9. 45 AM.
The decision to restrict the traffic to one-way was taken to ensure smooth movement of vehicles.
The highway is being upgraded to a four-lane road and the work on the project is going on for the last several years.
“Keeping in view the overall condition of the road — especially between Jawahar Tunnel and Ramban — and its narrow width at some places, allowing two-way movement of vehicles is not feasible,” the officials said.
Meanwhile, light snowfall in Pir Ki Gali along the Mughal road, an alternate link connecting Poonch and Rajouri districts in the Jammu region to Shopian district in south Kashmir, also disrupted traffic on the road this morning.
Vehicular movement was disrupted for nearly an hour in the morning due to snowfall in the high altitude areas, including Pir Ki Gali along the road during the night, the officials said.
They said the road was cleared and the traffic on the road was going on smoothly from both sides.



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