National Highway; Link Roads restored; 700 stranded vehicles cleared


Udhampur, August 09 – District Administration, Udhampur, carried out extensive restoration exercise for various roads hit by landslides leading to blockades and traffic jam. A  major landslide was reported at Kheri where the entire hillock has slided and machinery has been kept on standby for immediate response. Muck and debris again blocked the national highway late last night and restoration operation was launched early morning. It is pertinent to mention here that district administration had issued landslide and heavy rainfall warning and advisory a day before. Alert was sounded and departments kept in readiness.

Machinery of GREF, Mechanical Department and PWD was mobilized at spot to clear the debris and mud. After 4 hour long restoration operation at Kheri the road was made through for traffic  and more than 700 stranded vehicles were cleared. Traffic personnel also facilitated the movement of vehicles at the landslide site.

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