Ramban: Authorities on Wednesday suspended the vehicular movement along the major highways including Srinagar-Jammu and Srinagar-Leh highways after the weather conditions deteriorated in Jammu & Kashmir parts.
The traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended after heavy rains triggered mudslides and shooting stones at a few places in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
An official told a local news gathering agency that due to heavy rainfall in Ramban district, shooting stones and mudslide incidents took place at various locations along the stretch.
He said the highway has been closed for traffic movement till further clearance. “Efforts are underway to restore the highway for traffic movement,” the official added.
Moreover, the vehicular movement along Srinagar-Leh highway was also suspended after avalanches hit near Zojila Pass in Kargil area.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kargil said that avalanches hit near Bajrin-Nallah and Shitan Nallah on Zojila Pass following fresh snowfall in the area.
He said that the men and machinery have been pressed into the service to clear the road.
“Due to snowfall and avalanches at various places on Zojila axis, upward traffic was not allowed today as a precautionary measure,” he said.
However, he said that the standard vehicles have been cleared on Zojila pass. (KNO)