Ganderbal/Pulwama/Kulgam: Police and civil administration on Wednesday rescued as many as 11 persons who were stranded due to continuous rains and inclement weather in twin districts of Ganderbal and Pulwama.
As per a police official, Ganderbal police rescued 7 passengers near Zojila Pass on Srinagar-Leh Highway.
He said that due to incessant rains and landslides, a passenger vehicle got stuck near Crusher Mode Zojila during the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.
After receiving information, a police party reached Zojila Pass and rescued all the stranded passengers safely.
Meanwhile 434KM long highway which was temporarily closed for traffic movement due to landslides was re-opened again.
A traffic police official said that light and heavy motor vehicles were allowed to ply from Minamarg to Sonmarg on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, The holy cave of Amarnath on Wednesday received another spell of snowfall.
As per reports, upper reaches of Central Kashmir Ganderbal including Zojila, Panjtarni, ThajiwasSonamarg, and Holy Cave of Amarnath received 3-4 inches of snow.
In Pulwama, police and civil administration rescued four persons at saffron town Pampore who were stranded on an ait within river Jhelum where they were herding their sheep. The stranded persons belonged to from nomadic Gujjar community.
Eyewitnesses said that Mohammad Iqbal, a resident of Rajouri and his three associates, who were grazing their sheep on the ait, were stranded when there was a sudden rise in water level of the river Jhelum.
Police and civil administration launched a rescue operation after getting information about the stranded persons and rescued them along with their livestock.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, BaseerulHaq Chaudhry, was monitoring the rescue operation on the spot.
He advised residents in Pampore, Kakapora and Awantipora not to venture close to the river Jhelum until the water recedes.
Earlier in the day normal traffic was suspended on Srinagar-Pulwama highway due to inundation of road near Pinglina village.
Assistant Executive Engineer Kakapora, Jalal u Din, said that the highway was inundated due to back flow of water from Romeshi rivulet.
Villagers from Pinglina informed that standing crop of paddy was submerged due to continuous rains. Similar reports were received from Gundipora, Koil and Tengpuna areas of the district.
In Kulgam district, eight nomadic families were rescued by a joint team of police, revenue officials with the help of the people of KhrewanLassipora area, an official tweet reads.