Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Alert! Jammu-Srinagar highway closed due to stone fall


According to the Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police, the Jammu-Srinagar highway has been blocked for vehicular movement due to heavy rains on Sunday due to stone pelting at Meher and landslide at Cafeteria turn, Ramban. Officials said that the stones which were stuck due to rain blocked the traffic for more than five hours.

Officials said a few hundred vehicles, including a batch of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, were stranded on the highway. According to news agency PTI, a convoy of 174 Amarnath Yatra pilgrims has also been stopped at Chandrakoot Yatra Niwas till the road is cleared.

Meanwhile, traffic on the historic Mughal Road in Poonch district was also suspended on Friday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains. Restoration of these routes to Kashmir is under process.

The officials had advised people not to travel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway without the confirmation of the traffic officials. Jammu and Kashmir Police had also issued a traffic advisory for the passengers, which is to be followed today i.e. on 5th September.

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