Srinagar, Jul 21: Traffic was on Tuesday suspended on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to shooting stones, triggered by rain.
However, only one-way traffic continued on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway, connecting Ladakh with Kashmir valley, and 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region.
“The 270-km-long Kashmir highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday evening due to shooting stones at Panthyal, triggered by moderate to heavy rain,” a traffic police official told UNI.
Hundreds of vehicles, including passenger vehicles and trucks, which were on way to Kashmir valley from Jammu, were stranded at various places on the highway due to the shooting at Panthyal and adjoining areas.
Traffic will be resumed only after receiving a green signal from National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and traffic police officials posted at different places on the highway, he said.