The landslide on the road where construction work was underway occurred around 3:00 AM last night and the road is still blocked.
DSP Parwanoo Bhisham said that the road had been partially opened for one-way traffic but there was no respite for the commuters.
Hundreds of vehicles including apple-laden trucks were stranded on both sides of the blockade and the national highway authorities and public works department were working on a war footing to clear the road, he said.
The highway has become highly landslide-prone due to massive cutting of fragile hills and low retaining walls and breast walls which are incapable of holding the strata.
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