A massive landslide occurred in the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which is located Ramban district, the incident happened earlier today. The landslide caused heavy traffic as it is the only road that links Kashmir with the rest of the country.
Officials said that the landslide was caused by the continuous rain that hit the state over the last 2 days.
The landslide hit the battery Cheshma, which blocked the 270-km arterial road, it has completely blocked the highway.
Suresh Sharma, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (traffic) of the national highway Ramban said that all vehicles that left for Srinagar today are still stranded on the National Highway.
DSP Suresh added, “Given the massive debris, the restoration work will take many hours. We are on the job and are trying our best to restore the highway as soon as possible.”
DSP Sharma added that workers, heavy machinery, and other machines have been deployed in the area and are currently trying to open the national highway again.