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JammuHeavy landslide in Ramban, over one thousand vehicles stranded

Heavy landslide in Ramban, over one thousand vehicles stranded


Heavy landslide in Ramban, over one thousand vehicles stranded

Tahir Mushtaq

Ramban, Feb 02: Traffic remain suspended for the whole day on -Srinagar Highway after there was heavy landslide near four laning work of National Highway by GAMMON Pvt Ltd at Mirah area of district Ramban.

After getting information officials of administration and Traffic Police reached the spot and started work to clear the road besides men and machinery were put on job to clear the highway.

Hundreds of vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar were stranded on the NHW near the landslide area whereas traffic congestion was also witnessed in Ramban town as light motor vehicles were diverted through the bypass road of the town to avoid further traffic jam.

Movement of local vehicles was also badly affected and people faced difficulties to reach their destinations from the early morning as the whole town was changed into transport yard. People were compelled to utilized overcharged services of Auto Rikshaw.

When contacted Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Traffic Ramban, Sanjay Bhagat said that five machines are on work to clear the road and there are about 1500 heavy motor vehicles and around 60 light motor vehicles stranded on the highway due to the landslide.

He added that nearly 1200 light motor vehicles has been released towards their destinations through Maitra old National Highway road.

He further said that as per the GAMMON Company it will take three hours more to clear the landslide.

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