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One-way traffic continues on highway
Efforts on to restore connectivity: officials
Pleasant weather in valley this week, says Met
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Mar 17: Though the valley witnessed extremely harsh winter season this year, the return of pleasant weather has symbolised the arrival of spring in Kashmir.

In past couple of days valley witnessed sunny days and clear nights while the Met department has predicted further rise in temperature till March 21.

The spokesperson at Met said that the weather was likely to remain sunny and dry during next week. He said the improvement in temperature would result in pleasant weather.

During past few days the mercury has settled at around 15 degrees Celsius at many places including the summer capital of Srinagar.

According to met department Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 15 degrees while the night temperature settled at 5 degrees Celsius.

"Till Mar 15 weather will remain dry though cloudy. There might be more increase in the temperature in next few days. We are expecting more wet spells this month but not extreme," Met official said.

Meanwhile, one way traffic continued on Srinagar Jammu national highway on Friday.

The officials revealed that the road repairing was being carried out however it would take time to restore the highway properly owing to damaged road conditions at several places.

"One way vehicular traffic was allowed to ply from Jammu towards Srinagar today. The condition of the road is extremely bad at the places where landslides occurred. The road was completely washed away near Ramsoo and Mehar areas due to landslides and snow. The authorities are making efforts to restore the condition of the highway," an official at traffic control room said.

The 300 km long national highway was shut for vehicular traffic continuously during the last two months owing to landslides and snow at several places along the stretch.

While the closure of the road had pushed the stranded passengers to huge trouble valley witnessed shortage of many essentials due to blockade of highway.

"The BRO men and machinery are working ruthlessly to restore the highway. The road is extremely damaged and narrow therefore it might take some more time," an official said.


News Updated at : Saturday, March 18, 2017
 
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