Despite landslides, rains NHW remains open

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/5/2019 1:07:38 PM

SRINAGAR, June 4: Despite landslides and rains, the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic today, official sources said.
However, two-way traffic plied on Srinagar-Leh national highway while only one-way traffic continued to ply on the historic 86-km-long Mughal Road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region.
Reports said that there were intermittent landslides at several places on the highway between Ramban and Ramsu on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. However, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, are clearing the landslides immediately and restoring traffic. There was also rain during the night and Met department has predicted wet weather during the next 24 hours.
Today traffic was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar, they said adding no vehicle was allowed from opposite direction.
Traffic plied from Shopian in south Kashmir to Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region on the historic Mughal Road, which is seen as alternative to Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
Two-way traffic plied on national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, they said. However, in the morning, traffic plied from Minimarg to Srinagar. Later in the afternoon, vehicles plied from Sonamarg to Kargil on the highway.



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