Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained shut for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to multiple landslides in Batote, Pantiyal, and Banihal areas of Ramban district, officials said.
Landslides hit over a dozen areas in the Banihal-Ramban stretch. These places also witnessed shooting stones triggered by heavy rainfall, traffic officials said.
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National Highway officials said the landslides occurred at 5.10 am on Tuesday, blocking the 270-km highway, which links Kashmir to the rest of the country.
“The highway remained at Dalwas where a portion of the strategic road had caved in yesterday following heavy rains, our teams are continuously working to restore the NH,” the official added.
The highway was closed off last week too because of landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the Ramban district.