Samoon orders road closure due to expected snowfall

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SRINAGAR – In view of forecast of snowfall on November 29, 2012 in higher reaches of the Valley, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon has ordered traffic restrictions on movement of vehicles on Kargil-Zanskar, Srinagar-Zojila-Kargil, Kupwara-Machil/Tangdhar, Anantnag-Sinthan-Kishtwar, Bandipora-Gurez roads and Shopian-Mughal road on 29th November 2012, as a precautionary measure.

The Deputy Commissioners, Senior Superintendent of Police and SDM alongwith Traffic Police have been asked to take appropriate measures to ensure strict implementation of the above instructions to safeguard life and property of the general public.

Public has been appealed to defer their travel programme to these areas, in their own interest.

It is pertinent to mention that earlier on two occasions similar restrictions were ordered by the Div Com, which had proved very helpful, as no accidents occurred on these roads, which had experienced snowfall.

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