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J&K highway blocked for six hours, yatra convoy stranded

PTI  BANIHAL, July 22, 2014
First Published: 18:04 IST(22/7/2014) | Last Updated: 23:10 IST(22/7/2014)
Hundreds of people, including Amarnath pilgrims, remained stranded for over six hours on Tuesday as Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked due to a landslide in Ramban district of the state.
"The national highway was blocked in the wee hours near Khooni nullah in Ramban district," senior superintendent of police (SSP) (traffic) Haseeb Mughal said.
The officer said Border Road Organisation (BRO) was pressed into service to clear the debris and the road was unclogged by 12 pm.
He said soon after the landslide Jammu and Srinagar traffic units were informed and traffic was stopped at several places on the highway to avoid snarls.
"Hundreds of people, including pilgrims of Amarnath, got stranded for over six hours," Mughal said.
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