Ramban: Landslides leave commuters in lurch

The closure of the highway has created problems for the people in this hilly district as the traffic snarls have almost paralyzed the life here.

MM PARVAIZ
Ramban, Publish Date: Feb 15 2018 1:08AM | Updated Date: Feb 15 2018 1:08AM
Ramban: Landslides leave commuters in lurchPhoto: Muhammad Taskeen/GK

Fresh landslides at Maroog in Ramban district on Jammu Srinagar highway have left the commuters high and dry. 

Traffic Authorities in Ramban informed Greater Kashmir fresh landslides and shooting stones at Battery Cheshma are hampering the clearance work. 

Highway was thrown open for vehicular movement for a brief period on Tuesday afternoon but it was closed again after landslides at near Battery Cheshma and  Anokhifall.

The closure of the highway has created problems for the people in this hilly district as the traffic snarls have almost paralyzed the life here.

Officials  said that efforts are on to restore the highway as contractor companies responsible for repair and maintenance have been asked to press into service more men and their machinery at various places for clearing the land slides. “At some places shooting stones and continuous are making their job difficult,” said an official.

Hundreds of passenger vehicles were stopped at Ramban and Udhampur not a single vehicle is allowed beyond Khow Bagh crossing naka outskirts of Ramban on highway by the police.