Jammu-Srinagar national highway shut after massive mudslide

Panjtirthi-Sidhra Road blocked

Jammu-Srinagar national highway shut after massive mudslide

A mudslide triggered by a leaked water pipe of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department blocked the busy Panjtirthi-Sidhra road connecting the city with the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Sunday, prompting the agency concerned to press its men and machines to restore the vital link, officials said. - File photo

Jammu, November 21

A mudslide triggered by a leaked water pipe of the Public Health Engineering (PHE) Department blocked the busy Panjtirthi-Sidhra road connecting the city with the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Sunday, prompting the agency concerned to press its men and machines to restore the vital link, officials said.

The road was blocked around 4.30 am following which the Public Works Department (PWD) launched a road clearance operation, the officials said. They said the PHE department rushed a team to repair the water pipe meant to supply tap water to several parts of the city. “A road clearance operation is underway following the massive mudslide and it will take several hours for resumption of traffic,” an official of the PWD said, adding all the incoming and outgoing traffic was diverted through the main highway along Manda Zoo. The road is likely to be thrown open by evening, the official said. — PTI 

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

Supreme Court slams Delhi govt over ‘Red Light On, Gaadi Off’ campaign

Supreme Court sets 24-hour deadline for govt to come up with concrete measures on air pollution

Bench hints at setting up task force; pulls up Delhi govt fo...

Delhi schools to be closed from Friday till further orders due to pollution

Delhi schools to be closed from Friday till further orders due to pollution

The decision comes after the Supreme Court on Thursday pulls...

India hits out at UN human rights body for comments on J-K

India hits out at UN human rights body for comments on J-K

Arindam Bagchi, the spokesperson in the Ministry of External...

4 more international travellers test Covid positive at Delhi airport: Officials

4 more international travellers test Covid positive at Delhi airport: Officials

A total of eight people from ‘at-risk’ countries have tested...

Punjab people want Kejriwal model of governance; AAP will form next govt in state: Raghav Chadha

Punjab people want Kejriwal model of governance; AAP will form next govt in state: Raghav Chadha

The 32-year-old leader, who is considered a confidant of the...

Cities

View All