One-way traffic continues on Srinagar-Jammu NHW

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 11/19/2019 12:13:43 AM

Leh, Mughal roads closed

SRINAGAR, Nov 18: Only one-way traffic continued today for the second successive day on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with rest of the country.
Meanwhile, the national highway, linking Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir valley also remained closed for the fifth consecutive day on Monday due to avalanches at several places following fresh snowfall.
The 86-km-long historic Mughal road remained closed for the 13th day on Monday due to snowfall. The road is seen as alternative to Srinagar-Jammu national highway which connects Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch.
A traffic police official told media this morning that only one-way traffic from Jammu to Srinagar was allowed on the national highway on Monday. “No vehicle will be allowed from the opposite direction,” he added.
He said two-way traffic on Kashmir national highway will be allowed only after getting a green signal from the officials on the ground. “The highway is not fit for two-way traffic as of now as landslides and shooting stones at Digdol and some other places in Ramban area has taken a heavy toll on the road,” he said.
The Traffic official said there was fresh snowfall on the historic Mughal road during the past 48 hours. The road is closed for the past 13 days due to accumulation of several feet of snow.
Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh national highway remained closed for traffic for the fifth day on Monday due to fresh snowfall at Meenmarg and Zojila pass and Sonamarg. The Border Roads Organisation, responsible for the maintenance of the highway, has started snow clearance operation from both Sonamarg and Meenamarg sides.



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