he Jammu-Srinagar highway — a vital surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country — was restored on Sunday for passengers.
The landslide struck the highway near Bhoom in Chanderkote area around 7 pm on Saturday, leaving over 2,000 Jammu-bound vehicles stranded.
Soon after the landslide, the road maintenance agency concerned pressed its men and machinery into action and managed to clear the highway of the debris during the clearance operation which continued throughout the night.
The reopening of the highway around 9 am on Sunday came as a big relief to the stranded passengers, most of whom had to spend the night in their vehicles, the officials said
Several people have lost their lives on this road because of landslides which occur mainly from man-made activities.
The frequent closure of the road causes not just death, but also countless misery and pain on the people of the Kashmir valley.