Landslide blocks Batote-Kishtwar highway
Srinagar, March 13, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Batote-Kishtwar Highway, connecting twin districts of Doda and Kishtwar with rest of the territory, was closed again on Sunday morning when a huge landslide blocked the road at Ragi-Nullah – 21 km from Doda.
After remaining closed for 18 hours due to landslide and shooting stones at half-a-dozen places, the road was opened for traffic yesterday afternoon. Today morning, a massive landslide and a huge boulder blocked the road near Ragi-Nullah on Batote-Doda stretch. More than 150 passenger vehicles and those carrying essential commodities were stranded on both sides of the highway.
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