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Landslides in Jammu and Kashmir suspend Amarnath Yatra

The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a senior official of the traffic department told IANS

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  • The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra
  • The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway is the lifeline of supplies for the landlocked Kashmir Valley and the only surface link for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to reach the valley
  • Incessant rains in Jammu has swollen most rivers in the region

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed on Thursday due to landslides, resulting in the suspension of Amarnath Yatra.

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The landslides were triggered by incessant rains in Ramban district, a senior official of the traffic department told IANS here, adding that the yatra has been suspended till the highway is restored for traffic.

Landslides suspended Amarnath yatra. Image Source: www.udayavani.com
Landslides suspended Amarnath yatra. Image Source: www.udayavani.com

The over 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway is the lifeline of supplies for the landlocked Kashmir Valley and the only surface link for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims to reach the valley.

Incessant rains in Jammu has swollen most rivers in the region.

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Three persons including two children in Janipur area of Jammu city and a woman in Rajouri district were killed by flash floods on Wednesday. (IANS)

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Traffic Partially Restored on Jammu-Srinagar Highway After Closed for 3 Days

Scores of trucks carrying essential supplies have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the landlocked Kashmir Valley.

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The Jammu-Srinagar highway was partially restored for one-way traffic. Pixabay

The Jammu-Srinagar highway was partially restored for one-way traffic on Saturday, after remaining closed for three consecutive days due to snowfall and landslides.

“All stranded traffic was cleared on Friday night. One-way traffic will be allowed to move on the highway from Jammu to Srinagar today,” a traffic department official said.

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Scores of trucks carrying essential supplies have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the landlocked Kashmir Valley. Pixabay

Landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch have become a major challenge for the authorities as frequent blockade of the 300 km-long highway is caused by them.

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Scores of trucks carrying essential supplies have crossed the Jawahar Tunnel to reach the landlocked Kashmir Valley. (IANS)

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