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Jammu-Srinagar national highway remains closed

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the tenth consecutive day today due to landslides and sinking of road at various places, with hundreds of vehicles stranded on the route.

The traffic was suspended on the 300-km long crucial road link due to landslides, washing of road patches and flooding at various places on September 4.

Hundreds of passenger and commercial vehicles were stranded on the highway at various place in Banihal, Ramban, Batote, Kud, Patnitop, Chenani, Udhampur and Jammu due to closure of the road, police officials said.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has intensified operations to clear the Highway as soon as possible, they said, adding BRO pressed into service its men and machines and launched a massive clearance and repair operation to reopen the Highway for traffic.

Authorities were focusing on reopening of the Highway so that more rescue material could reach Kashmir by road.

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