Srinagar: Traffic came to a standstill on Friday afternoon outside Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar for almost half an hour after army emerged on the road and laid barricades.
Quoting eyewitnesses, KNT reported that right from Brigadier Rajinder Singh Gate up to GB Panth Hospital, the army laid concertina wires, closing the road and halting the regular vehicular movement.
“No vehicle was allowed to move. Even ambulances were pushed back,” the eyewitnesses said.
They said that an ambulance from District Hospital Shopian (JK22A-6028) carrying a patient on way to Srinagar was also stopped and sent back.
Locals from Batwara and Shivpora were surprised over the sudden development. “We don’t know the reason,” said a local.
The situation persisted for half an hour after the barricades were lifted to allow the traffic on the road.
Srinagar based Defense Spokesperson, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, said that “everything is normal”. (KNT)