Jammu-Srinagar highway restored after seven-hour long road clearance operation

BANIHAL/JAMMU: The traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed after remaining suspended for over seven hours due to a massive landslide in Ramban district on Monday, officials said.

Over 1,000 passenger vehicles and 1,500 trucks were left stranded on the 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, after a landslide blocked the arterial road at Digdol around 11 am, the officials said.

They said the concerned agency immediately pressed its men and machines into service and after hectic seven-hour long operation, the road was cleared of the debris leading to the resumption of the traffic. (AGENCIES)