Day 3: Jammu-Srinagar highway remain closed

‘Hundreds of vehicles stranded along highway’

Srinagar, Mar 14 : Thousands of vehicles continued to remain stranded as the  Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the 3rd consecutive day on Saturday following landslides at several places, officials said.

According to wire service— Kashmir News Observer (KNO), “The highway is closed for third consecutive day today due to the fresh landslides, shooting stones triggered by rains,” an official said.

They said the Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir’s Shopian district, is  also closed for traffic due to the snow in the high altitude areas, officials added.

As per reports, thousands of vehicles, mostly trucks are stranded at Nagrota, Udhampur, Ramban, Banihal areas on the highway and at various places enroute.

Officials told KNO that no traffic has been allowed from either the Jammu or Srinagar side due to the fresh landslides.

They said commuters have been directed to avoid travel along the road to avoid any untoward incident—(KNO)