Shooting Stones Disrupt Traffic Movement On Kashmir Highway

Banihal: Shooting of stones from a hillock overlooking the nearly 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar highway forced suspension of traffic on the arterial road this afternoon, officials said.

However, efforts are on to clear the debris and ensure early reopening of the highway – the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the world, the officials said.

An official said that the shooting of stones occurred at Panthiyal near Makarkoot area of Ramban district.

He said that fresh traffic from Srinagar was still not allowed from Lower Munda and Qazigund.

“The vehicles stranded on the highway last evening were crossing the Banihal-Ramban area,” he said.

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