Jammu-Srinagar National Highway closed due to massive landslides

The 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was closed due to massive landslides and shooting stone, triggered by rain, a traffic police official said Friday morning.

However, the national highway, linking Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir valley and the historic 86-km-long Mughal road is through for traffic though only vehicles carrying essentials and fruit are allowed to ply.

Traffic official said this morning that traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway was suspended on Thursday night after massive landslide at Mehad near Ramban.

However, the National highway authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organisation(BRO) has pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to put through the road.