Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Blocked Due To Landslide At Ramban; Amarnath Yatra Suspended

by Shreya Ghosh
Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Blocked Due To Landslide At Ramban; Amarnath Yatra Suspended

A landslide hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Ramban district on Wednesday morning. This sudden natural calamity led to interference in the vehicular movement on this highway and transportation is at a pause right now. This landslide in the early hours led to suspending the Amarnath Yatra on Wednesday as well. Here are all the details about the landslide and the halt of the road and Yatra.

Amarnath Yatra Came To A Halt

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Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is an important road connecting different places. And the landslide at T2 Marog Ramban has paused the holy journey of the 62-day-long Amarnath Yatra. Along with this sacred pilgrimage journey from Jammu to Srinagar, the unfortunate incident interfered the yatra from the Pantha Chowk base camp to Jammu as well. This journey is also halted for now. Until the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is ready for safe journeys, the yatra is going to be paused, according to a report by Business Standard.

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It was on 1 July 2023 when the Amarnath Yatra began. According to the plans, the pilgrimage is supposed to end on 31 August 2023. But now the sudden landslide on the highway and the suspension of the journey caused a major problem for pilgrims.

This Wednesday Landslide Turned Out To Be A Major Obstacle For Many

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Blocking the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is now a huge issue for many commuters at this place. The authorities took the decision to temporarily block the affected place prioritising the safety of everyone. The halts are planned to continue like this till the time the road is suitable for public transportation. As of now, there are no specific updates on the dates or the time of resuming the road and the Amarnath Yatra. People are now waiting for things to get clear so that their journeys can get back on track as soon as possible.

Jammu and Kashmir traffic police have asked commuters to avoid travelling on National Highway 44 without asking for confirmation from the Traffic Control Unit.

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The situation following the landslide at T2 Marog Ramban is certainly grim and tense. We hope everything gets back on track soon.

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