The 270 km lengthy Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway, the all climate floor hyperlink with Kashmir, remained snapped for the third straight day on Thursday as heavy rains lashed Ramban district triggering landslides in Panthial, Mompassi and Marog.
After a short lull late Wednesday, average to heavy rains lashed the Jammu area early on Thursday.
Dalwas portion of the nationwide freeway, washed away by a mudslide, has additionally not been restored due to the incessant rains, stated an official.
The lads and machines of the NHAI are on standby however heavy rains are hampering the restoration work, he added.
“It’s raining closely in Ramban district making it very tough for the NHAI to undertake restoration work,” knowledgeable an area from Batote.
In consequence, over 2000 automobiles stay stranded at varied locations at Qazigund, Chenani, Udhampur and Nagrota.
Heavy rains additionally lashed twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, south of Pir Panjal on Thursday morning.
“After a short lull, heavy downpour began within the two districts early Thursday. All of the rivers and rivulets are in a spate. As of now, there aren’t any stories of any untoward incident. Folks have been suggested to avoid water our bodies in view of rains,” stated Poonch SSP Ramesh Kumar Angral.
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Jammu-Poonch freeway, nonetheless, stays via for visitors.
Rajouri SSP Chandan Kohli stated that police was additionally holding a tab on the scenario in Rajouri district.
Mughal Street that connects Rajouri and Poonch with Shopian in South Kashmir has been affected by landslides at a number of locations.
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Comparable stories of heavy to average rains additionally poured in from the Doda area comprising Kishtwar and Bhaderwah.
IMD director Sonam Lotus stated, “The current climate system is prone to proceed for the subsequent 24 hours. Mild to average rain with remoted heavy rain is most certainly at widespread locations of J&Okay and light-weight to average rain are most certainly at scattered locations of Ladakh area, particularly in Zanskar, Drass, Minamarg -Zojila space. Vital enchancment is anticipated from Friday’’.
He stated there was a risk of flash floods and landslides in susceptible areas and requested folks to stay cautious.