Jammu Srinagar National Highway Shut Following Rainfall and Landslides
The Jammu Srinagar highway near Udhampur railway station, faces a blockage of travellers due to rainfall and landslides.
Heavy rains that continued to fall for the third day in a row, at Panthayal in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, caused a massive landslide on the Jammu Srinagar highway, causing the route to shut down. There were also strong winds along with the rain, which resulted in the uprooting of many trees. Read on to know more about it.
The Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir is almost at the midpoint of the national highway that connects Jammu to Srinagar. There had been heavy rainfall in the area for three consecutive days, which led to a massive landslide and mudslides, blocking the highway. This also left a lot of vehicles and travellers stranded on the national highway. The route has currently been shut and no movement of vehicles is being allowed on either side of the highway. The officials have also said that efforts are underway to clear the traffic on the route.
One of the travellers, who, along with many others, has been stranded on the highway near the Udhampur railway station, said, “I was travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, but after the whole night of rainfall, I have been stranded on this highway near Udhampur. I, with about 800-900 other people, need to reach Srinagar for work, which begins tomorrow morning. We have been requesting the authorities to help us reach for our work.”
Earlier, on 13th March, the same region of the national highway, near the Ramban district was under maintenance and the authorities had cleared it of its earlier landslide and mudslide debris.
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