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Restoration work continues along Jammu-Srinagar highway
2/11/2019 11:36:13 PM
Early Times Report

BANIHAL/JAMMU, Feb 11: The restoration work along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway continued for the sixth straight day on Monday as fresh landslide hampered the efforts to reopen the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, officials said.
A massive landslide hit the 270-km-long highway at Maroog on Sunday afternoon shortly after 150 Srinagar-bound stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards Banihal from Ramban, they said.
When the vehicles crossed Maroog, a huge landslide occurred, leaving the highway blocked, the officials said, adding, the agency concerned immediately deployed men and machines to clear the debris and efforts to clear the road are still going on.
A state disaster response force (SDRF) vehicle installed near the site for lighting purpose was hit by shooting stones on Sunday night, forcing suspension of the clearance operation, they said.
The vehicle suffered some damage but no one was injured in the incident, the officials said, adding that the road clearance operation at the scene besides Panthiyal and Kella morh resumed on Monday morning.
The highway was closed for vehicular traffic on Wednesday following heavy snowfall and incessant rains which triggered avalanches and landslides at various places between Qazigund-Banihal-Ramban stretch including Jawahar Tunnel - the gateway to the Kashmir valley, they notified.
The stranded vehicles would be given priority once the clearance operation is completed, official said.
Hundreds of Kashmir-bound passengers, stranded in Jammu, have been regularly holding protest demanding their airlifting to the Valley.
The protesters rued that they are running short of money and are facing immense problems due to lack of proper lodging and boarding facilities.
They have alleged that some hoteliers and shopkeepers are fleecing them, taking undue advantage of the situation.
In view of the closure of the highway, the Governor administration has directed for maintaining adequate stock of food grains, LPG, kerosene, petroleum products and other essentials commodities in Kashmir and Jammu divisions, especially in snow-bound areas.
Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, adviser to the Governor, has directed for review of the stock and supply position for both divisions and ensuring adequate availability of essential commodities in snow-bound and remote and inaccessible areas.
Meanwhile, the MeT department has predicted another spell of snowfall and rains across the state from Tuesday evening with major spell on February 13 and 14.
A fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the state from Tuesday evening to Friday noon. The disturbance will move from north west to south east and again the Pirpanjal range from Gulmarg to Bhaderwah which will witness moderate to heavy rain or snow, especially on February 13 and 14, the weatherman said.
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