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Traffic resumes on Jammu-Srinagar Highway after remaining closed for 13 hours

Traffic on the strategic 270-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway resumed on Saturday evening after being closed for over 13 hours following a massive landslide in Ramban district, officials said. The landslide, triggered by incessant rains over the past two days, occurred near Battery Cheshma around 4.30 am, completely blocking the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, Suresh Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police (traffic), national highway Ramban, told PTI. After hectic efforts by the road clearance agencies, lasting over 13 hours, the road was cleared and stranded vehicles were allowed to move, he said. The traffic on the highway plies between the twin capitals of Srinagar and Jammu alternatively due to ongoing four-laning works. Sharma said a minor landslide in Digdole area was cleared within a few hours. Meanwhile, officials said, Divisional Commissioner of Jammu Sanjeev Verma and Inspector General of Police, Jammu, M K Sinha visited Ramban Saturday and .


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