Traffic On Highway To Resume In 2-3 Days: Govt

Srinagar: The administration of the mountainous Ramban district said on Thursday that the traffic on the vital Srinagar-Jammu highway will start within 2-3 days through the Bailey bridge being erected by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on “war footing basis”.

District Development Commissioner (DDC), Ramban, Nazim Zai Khan on Thursday inspected the progress on the construction of Bailey Bridge besides repairing work of damaged concrete bridge, here at Kela Morh and said that traffic would start on the highway within 2-3 days through Bailey bridge on which the work is in progress on war footing, an official spokesperson said.

The damage to the bridge at Kela Morh has blocked the national highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country. After that administration has started immediate restoration operation.

Khan, as per the official spokesperson informed that Border Road Organization (BRO) has started the work to erect a Bailey bridge at the location to immediately restore the traffic on the national highway.

“He said that the National Highway Authority of India is already working day and night to repair the damaged bridge which will take a few days because of huge volume of work,” he said.

“He directed the executing agencies to speed up the construction work at both sites to restore the road for hassle free supply of essentials to Kashmir and traffic movement for the conveniences of commuters,” he added.

The DDC was accompanied by the ADC, Harbans Lal; Project Director, National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Parshotam Kumar and Officers from BRO.

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