Srinagar-Jammu National highway closed

Srinagar, Jan 13 : Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country has been closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides and shooting of stones at various places, officials informed on Thursday.

“Vehicular movement on the Jammu-Srinagar highway will remain suspended on Thursday due to huge landslide and continuous shooting stones at Mehad Ramban,” a traffic department official said

“People are advised/requested not to undertake any journey on the Jammu-Srinagar NHW till the restoration work is completed,” the official added. The thoroughfare was closed shortly after traffic was restored for movement of stranded passenger light-medium vehicles (LMVs) on Wednesday afternoon.

Men and machines have been pressed into service to clear the debris from the road, traffic official said.

Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement accumulation of snow at Peer Ki Gali. The road was closed for traffic on December 23 last year.

Also, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on Zoji la axis till further orders, the traffic department said.

Source: UNI

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