Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens hours after landslide

The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened for traffic hours after it was closed today due to a landslide triggered by rains in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district.

Published: 04th July 2018 05:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th July 2018 05:01 PM   |  A+A-

File Image of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. (Photo by Special arrangement)

By PTI

JAMMU: The 300-km-long Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened for traffic hours after it was closed today due to a landslide triggered by rains in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, the police said.

The highway was closed due to a landslide in Ramban's Panthal area this morning, they said.

BRO personnel and machines were pressed into service to clear the highway and it was reopened for traffic after a few hours, the police added.

Two-way traffic of light motor vehicles (LMVs) is plying on the highway, while heavy vehicles have been allowed only for one-way traffic from Kashmir to Jammu, they said.

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