Traffic suspended on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

JAMMU: Vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was suspended this evening after heavy rains triggered a landslide in the Ramban-Banihal sector, officials said.

A landslide occurred at Maroog, near Ramban, blocking the arterial road, the only all-weather link between Kashmir and rest of the country, a traffic department official said.

He said heavy rains lashed major parts of the highway but the movement of traffic remained unaffected during most of the day.

While traffic movement was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar this morning, the official said a decision to allow plying of vehicles from Srinagar to Jammu would be taken tomorrow depending on the improvement in weather and road clearance operations. (AGENCIES)