Traffic restored on Jmu-Sgr highway: SSP Traffic J S Johar

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By FK WEB DESK on 17/05/2020.

Traffic restored on Jmu-Sgr highway: SSP Traffic J S Johar

Srinagar, May 17: Traffic on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway resumed on Sunday after remaining suspended following a massive landslide at Ramban district on Saturday evening.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Traffic wing, JS Johar told news agency KINS that the highway was cleared of the landslide and the traffic was allowed to move.

He said unfortunately two persons were killed and around 8 were injured when a massive landslide hit the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district.

A traffic police officer on Saturday evening had said that a massive landslide washed away an earth-moving machine and a truck along with their operators in Seri sector of Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district.

The landslide was so massive that several other vehicles were buried under it.

Over 40-kilometre long Ramban-Ramsoo stretch of the nearly 300-Kilometre long highway has become infamous for landslides and shooting stones triggered by rainfall those often causes accidents on this road.

All essentials of life are routed into the landlocked Valley through this highway which is known as the lifeline of Kashmir.

The reopening of the road came as a big relief for the truck drivers who had been stranded on the highway since Saturday evening after the massive landslide. (KINS)

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