RAMBAN — In a double blow to the region, Ramban district faced a series of challenges today. Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, a vital lifeline connecting various regions, was paralyzed due to a landslide triggered by heavy rains. Simultaneously, authorities in Ramban district were compelled to order the closure of schools up to Class 10th due to the looming threat of flash floods.
The blockage on National Highway-44 occurred near Ramban’s Cafeteria Morh, leaving travellers stranded and transportation disrupted. The intensity of the slides, caused by relentless downpours, required immediate intervention from rescue teams and heavy machinery to clear the debris and restore the passage.
In a related development, the Deputy Commissioner of Ramban announced the closure of all schools up to the secondary level (Class 10th) in response to the heavy rains and the looming spectre of flash floods. The safety of students and staff was paramount, and the decision was made to ensure their well-being. Teachers, however, were instructed to report for duty despite the closure.
The combination of a blocked highway and the closure of educational institutions due to adverse weather conditions has cast a shadow over Ramban district, leaving residents grappling with travel disruptions and concerns for their safety.