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Kashmir Highway Closed Due To Landslide, Thousands Stranded

Nearly 1,000 vehicles, including a convoy carrying Amarnath pilgrims, are stranded at different points of the highway in Kashmir, officials said.

Kashmir landslide: Restoration work is in progress. (Representational Image)

Banihal/Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic due to landslides triggered by heavy rains at several places in the Ramban district on Thursday, officials said. Nearly 1,000 vehicles, including a convoy carrying Amarnath pilgrims, are stranded at different points of the highway, they said.

The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, was blocked by shooting stones, and landslides at four places in the Ramban district.

The highway is closed at Cafeteria Moore Ramban since Wednesday night due to the shooting of stones. Officials said the convoy carrying Amarnath pilgrims to Kashmir has been stopped at Chanderkoot and Nashri for now, they said.

Restoration work is in progress.

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