Feb 26, 2007
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was affected for the fifth consecutive day following landslides and shooting stones. Long queues of trucks could be seen stranded there and truck drivers have accused the administration of not providing them edibles after whatever they carried with them ended. Over 1,000 passengers were stranded on either side of the road - the only surface link between Jammu and Kashmir and rest of the country - due to the closure, and many crossed the affected stretch of the road by foot to reach their destinations. Although the debris was expected to be cleared sometime in the afternoon, the shooting stones were causing problems in making the road traffic-worthy.