One-way traffic resumes on Sgr-Jammu highway

Srinagar: One-way traffic resumed Thursday on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway after remaining suspended for three days due to heavy snowfall and landslides.

Only one-way traffic from Jammu to Srinagar will be allowed, a traffic police official told UNI here. However, no vehicle will be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu on the highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, he added.

He said decision to allow traffic from both sides will be taken only after the weather and road conditions improve.

 Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks loaded with essentials, left Jammu this morning for the Kashmir valley, he said.

Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded on the highway since January 16 following heavy snowfall which was being cleared till late last night. Vehicles stranded at Banihal, Ramban and Ramsu and other places on both sides of the Jawahar tunnel have since reached their destination.

The highway was closed for traffic on January 16 due to overnight snow. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway put sophisticated machines and men to clear the snow and landslides.

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