Jammu-Kashmir National Highway closed; Amarnath Pilgrims, others stranded

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Amarnath yatraHeavy landslides resulting from overnight rainfall has caused several vehicles, including those ferrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, to be stranded on the now closed Jammu-Kashmir National Highway.

“The highway has been closed after the overnight rains triggered landslides at various places on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway”, said SSP Traffic (National Highway) Sanjay Kotwal.

Amarnath bound vehicles have been stopped near Batote on the highway. “The road is closed since 3 AM today and the Amarnath  bound vehicles too have been stopped at Batote, Kotwal added.

He also informed that the Border Road Organization has been working ceaselessly to re-establish road connectivity for those stranded.

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