Jammu-Srinagar road connectivity hampered due to continuous landslides on NH44

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Nov 16, 2019, 02.31 PM(IST) Written By: Bharat Sharma

Representative image of a landslide. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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The disruptive landslide took place at 8.40 pm on Thursday and continues to wreak havoc on the highway

Owing to a landslide, vehicular movement between Jammu and Srinagar remains suspended for the third consecutive day on the National Highway-44 at Digdole in Ramban district.

The disruptive landslide took place at 8.40 pm on Thursday and continues to wreak havoc on the highway as connectivity remains deeply affected due to stones and boulders. This market the fourth landslide on the same route since November 7.

"About 1400 trucks are stranded between Nashri and Digdole while 150 trucks are stranded between Digdole and Banihal. This is the fourth landslide in eight days since November 7", Senior Superintendent of Traffic Police, National Highway (NHW), JS Johar told ANI.

Project Director, Hindustan Construction, Purshotam Kumar Possi, the in-charge of widening and maintenance of NH44 said, "The intermittent rolling down of shooting stones, rainfall and dense fog has been hampering the clearance operation''.

Passengers who were stranded were seen trekking with their luggage to reach the opposite end of the stretch. Additionally, railway connectivity is also heavily affected due to landslides. The train service which had resumed between Srinagar and Baramulla on November 12 after three months also remains shut as landslides create trouble very often on NH44 between Banihal and Ramban. 

(With inputs from ANI)