Traffic resumes on road to border town of Gurez

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 12/8/2019 2:22:49 PM

SRINAGAR, Dec 7: Traffic was resumed today on Bandipora to Gurez, a border town surrounded by Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) in north Kashmir after remaining suspended since November 6 due to heavy snowfall.
Meanwhile, other roads leading to far flung and remote villages near the Line of Control (LoC), including Kupwara-Machil, Kupwara-Keran and Kupwara-Karnah also remained open for traffic.
“We allowed traffic on Bandipora-Gurez road on Saturday after snow clearance operation and necessary work of road were completed on Friday,” a traffic police official told media.
He said the road will remain open till weather permits as there is a fresh forecast for heavy to very heavy snowfall in next week.
Massive protests were witnessed by stranded passengers and locals, who were joined by panches and sarpanchs demanding reopening of Gurez road.
They demanded construction of a tunnel at Razdan pass to make it all weather road.
The road was closed on November 6 following heavy snowfall, particularly at Razdan pass besides avalanches at several places.
A soldier recently lost his life when he was swept away by a snow avalanche near LoC.



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