Srinagar-Jammu NHW reopens, stranded vehicles move

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/13/2019 12:19:01 PM

SRINAGAR, Nov 12: The 300-km long Srinagar-Jammu highway reopened early this morning, but only stranded vehicles were allowed to move.
The road was first closed on Thursday amid heavy snowfall in Kashmir and parts of Jammu. Later it was reopened twice for few hours but got blocked due to landslides.
Stranded vehicles on the highway were allowed to move today towards their respective destinations before allowing any fresh traffic from Srinagar or Jammu, a traffic police official told media.
The 86-km-long historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region remained closed due to accumulation of snow and slippery road condition for the seventh day on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, only one-way traffic would continue on the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, connecting Ladakh Union Territory (UT) with Kashmir valley. Traffic was resumed on the highway only yesterday after remaining suspended due to snowfall since Thursday.
He said that the traffic was again suspended on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the afternoon on Sunday after a huge landslide at Digdol in Ramban area. He said after working round the clock the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) cleared the landslide at 0400 hrs on Tuesday morning.
He said that stranded vehicles, including those carrying passengers, were allowed to move towards their respective destinations.
He said fresh vehicle will be allowed from Srinagar or Jammu only after clearing all the stranded vehicles.



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