Restoration Work on Sgr-Jmu Highway Underway

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The strategic Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday as the authorities said restoration work was on in the over 300-km long road.

Officials said that due to multiple landslides in the Ramban sector, the Srinagar-Jammu highway is still closed.

They added that road clearance operations are going on and they are hopeful of restoring the highway for traffic by today (Wednesday) afternoon.

After restoration, only stranded vehicles will be allowed to move to their destination and no fresh traffic will be allowed till all the stranded vehicles are cleared, they added.

While nearly 2,000 vehicles have been stranded along the highway for the last four days, authorities have confirmed that there were no passenger vehicles among them but trucks carrying various kinds of supplies to Kashmir Valley.

Built in 1921 by the erstwhile Dogra Maharaja Hari Singh, the highway is the landlocked valley’s only road connection with India.

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