Kashmir Highway Reopens For Traffic  

Kashmir Highway – File Photo

Srinagar- Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the outside world, reopened for traffic on Thursday, officials said.

The vehicular movement of the highway was suspended yesterday after incessant rains and snowfall triggered mudslides and shooting stones near Cafeteria morh and Chanderkote in Ramban district.

The officials said that the traffic would be allowed on either sides provided weather was fair and road conditions were better tomorrow,

“Subject to fair weather and better road condition, LMVs (passenger) shall be allowed from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar highway viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa,” a traffic department official said in a statement.

However he said, commuters are advised not to travel on the highway without confirming the status of road from TCU Jammu/ Ramban and Srinagar in view of inclement weather prediction issued by MeT department.

The highway was closed yesterday due to landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at several places along the 270-km stretch especially in Ramban district, officials said.

Meanwhile, the official said, Mughal road, which connects Shopian with Poonch-Rajouri districts, Srinagar-Leh highway and Sinthan road, connecting Anantnag and Kishtwar districts, shall remain closed due to snow accumulation.

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