Scores of passengers stranded as Kashmir highway shuts for sixth day

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Trucks line up near Srinagar outskirts. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla
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Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on  for the 6th consecutive day on Saturday stranding scores of Kashmir-bound passengers here.

“Shooting stones continue at many places in the Ramban district. Landslides again hit the highway in Gagroo, Anokhi Fall and Battery Chashma area even as debris clearance operations were underway,” a traffic department official said.

Two policemen, including a junior officer were injured by shooting stones on Friday.

For the safety of passengers it has been decided not to allow traffic on the highway, the official added.

Over 2,000 trucks, most of them carrying essentials to the Kashmir Valley have been stranded at various places on the highway.

Stranded passengers here in the Jammu and Kashmir capital have appealed to the government to arrange for airlifting them. (with inputs from IANS)

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