Jammu-Srinagar highway cleared for one-way traffic after landslide

JAMMU: Vehicular movement on the nearly 300-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored after it remained suspended for several hours due to a landslide this morning, officials said.

Traffic on the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir with the rest of India was restored after a nearly three-hour long road clearance operation, traffic department officials said.

They said a landslide had struck the highway in the Maroog area of Ramban around 10:30 am, forcing authorities to suspend traffic.

The traffic on the highway had been restricted to one-way and only Jammu-bound vehicles were allowed on the road from Srinagar this morning.

The officials said that a road-clearance operation was launched despite a drizzle and work was completed within three hours, following which the stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their destination. (AGENCIES)