Vehicles with Passengers, Essentials On Way To Valley

SRINAGAR: As only one-way traffic will continue on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks loaded with essentials left Jammu for Srinagar on Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, dozens of villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off from their district and tehsil headquarters though efforts are being made to clear the snow on the roads.

Today vehicles will plied from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic police official told UNI adding no vehicle was allowed from opposite direction.

He said that hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying essentials and passengers left different parts of the Jammu for Kashmir valley this morning.

About 2000 empty trucks and oil tankers besides carrying fruits, which were stopped at Lavadora and Qazigund since February 2 when the highway was closed due to snowfall and landslides, were also cleared yesterday.

Traffic authorities said that only one-way traffic is allowed on the highway as the road at several places is very narrow where only one vehicle can pass. There is still threat of landslides and shooting stones.

They said that all passengers and drivers are requested to contact Police Control Room (PCR) and Traffic Control Room (TCR) before undertaking journey on the highway.

The highway was frequently blocked due to snow and landslides since January 6 when first heavy snowfall was experienced in the valley after more than six month long dry spell. January recorded highest snowfall during the past three decades.



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