Fresh landslides on Kashmir highway, Leh and Mughal road through


Srinagar, Jun 13 (UNI) Several thousand vehicles, including those carrying passengers, got stranded after the Srinagar-Jmmu National Highway was closed on Thursday following fresh landslides and shooting stones in Ramban area, a traffic police official said.
Traffic was resumed on the National Highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and historic 86-km-long Mughal road after remaining suspended on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall, landslides and uprooting of trees.
Today, there were fresh landslides and shooting stones at Batery Cheshma and Digdol on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway forcing authorities to suspend traffic, traffic police official told UNI. However, he said the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), responsible for maintenance and widening of the highway, have pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to clear the landslides.

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