Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked at over a dozen places by landslides triggered by heavy rains in Ramban district, leaving hundreds of vehicles, trucks carrying essential commodities stranded, officials said on Thursday.
The men and machinery are on the job and efforts are on to make the 270-km-long highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, trafficable, they said.
The highway was blocked around Thursday early morning due to landslides and shooting stones from the hillocks at over a dozen places between Trishul Morh, Battery Cheshma and Pantiyal areas.
With the improvement in the weather, officials said, the road clearance agencies rushed to the landslide hit areas to restore the highway.
“The restoration work will take time but we are hopeful of clearing the stranded vehicles as soon as the landslides will be cleared,” officials said.