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NHW closed, 86 passengers stranded at Sita Ram Passi in Ramban rescued: Officials

NH-44 update - Still raining at Marog, near Ramban, and shooting stones continue. Traffic remains suspended.

Don’t travel towards highway: SSP Traffic

RAMBAN: Over 86 people that were stranded near Sita Ram Passi on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NHW) have been rescued, however, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NHW) continues to remain close for the second day on Saturday with traffic police have issued a fresh advisory to people not to travel on the highway.

Deputy Commissioner Ramban Musarrat Zia told that 86 passengers who were stranded at Sita Ram Passi early morning today at around 1.00 am were rescued and shifted to Community Hall, Ramban.

He added that the rescue operation was conducted in presence of DySP Pradeep Sen, SHO Sandeep Charak. Tehsildar Ramban Mohd Rafiq and others.

On the other hand, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continued to remain close for the second day with areas between Banihal and Ramban are getting badly affected by landslides and shooting stones.

” It is raining heavily in Udhampur and Ramban and continuously snowing at Patnitop and in Banihal. NHW is through from Udhampur to Chenani Nashri but from Nashri to Banihal it is completely blocked due to landslides mainly at Cafeteria Morh, Sita Ram Passi, Maroge, Chanderkote and there are regular shooting stones at multiple locations,” SSP Traffic Police Jammu, Dr Koshal Sharma said. He advised people not to travel towards highway—(KNO)


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