Srinagar-Muzaffrabad road was closed for vehicular traffic in north Kashmir’s Uri on Friday morning after it was hit by the landslides.
The stretch has been blocked at 72 milestones and over hundred vehicles are stranded. “Our men and machinery are on job and highway will be thrown open shortly,” said a BRO official.
Locals said that it is not for the first time that the highway was closed. “It has happened in past as well and we want a permanent solution to the problem,” said a local Toshi Zuffer.
The traffic movement was however restored after four hours as it got hit by massive landslides and shooting stones near NS Bridge following the heavy rains on Friday early morning.
A senior official of the local administration confirmed that the road has been cleared for the traffic. “The highway has been restored for the traffic after we pressed our men and machinery into service,” he said.
The road was blocked at 6 am and has been restored at 10 am, the official said adding “all the traffic has been cleared on the road”.GNS