Traffic on Kashmir highway resumes, only stranded vehicles allowed to move


BK Online/ Srinagar
September 12, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 206 Views
Traffic on Kashmir highway resumes, only stranded vehicles allowed to move

Traffic on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, has resumed after remaining suspended since yesterday due to landslide, triggered by heavy rain.
However, only stranded vehicles from both sides have been allowed to move towards their respective destinations since this evening, a traffic police official told UNI.
Traffic was suspended since yesterday evening on 300-km-long national highway due to a big landslide, triggered by rain at Marog in Ramban in Jammu region.
However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, put into service sophisticated machines and men and put through the highway again.
“It was decided that no fresh vehicle will be allowed from Srinagar or Jammu till all stranded vehicles from both sides are cleared,” the official said.
Meanwhile, light vehicular traffic plied on both the sides on historic 86-km-long Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, which has been seen as alternative to the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. “However, heavy vehicles today plied from Shopian to Rajouri-Poonch on the road today,” they added.
He said the traffic on Srinagar-Leh national highway, which connects Ladakh region with rest of the state, was also plying normally.

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