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Traffic to remain suspended on Srinagar-Jammu Highway

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Jammu: The traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway is going to remain suspended on Wednesday, after a landslide blocked the highway in Udhampur district.

Over 200 to 300 vehicles are stranded at various places en route as road clearance agencies are working to clear the debris.

The highway was blocked due to landslide at Dewal area in Samroli section resulting in suspension of traffic on the road, officials said.

“Though the clearing operation by the agencies concerned has started, it will take at least 7 to 8 hours more time to reopen the road (vehicular traffic),” SSP, national highway, Mohita Sharma said. She urged the public not to start their journey on this route before confirming the status of the road from traffic control rooms at Jammu, Udhampur, Ramban and Kashmir.

An official said that traffic movement of all types of vehicles will remain suspended on NH-44 in view of major stone-slide near Dewal bridge which has damaged both tubes of the highway.

He said likewise vehicular movement from Jammu to Chenani, Patnitop, Doda, Ramban, Gool, Banihal Srinagar and vice-versa shall also remain suspended.

“People are advised not to travel on Jammu-Srinagar NHW without confirmation from Traffic control units, Jammu (0191-2459048, 0191- 2740550, 9419147732), Srinagar (0194-2450022, 2485396, 18001807091) and Ramban (9419993745),” he said.



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