Srinagar-Jammu Highway Closed Again Due To Landslides

SRINAGAR: Srinagar- Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, shall remain closed for traffic on Thursday.

An official said that on January 13, the vehicular movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway will remain suspended due to huge landslide and continuous shooting stones at Mehad Ramban.

“People are advised/requested not to undertake any journey on Jammu-Srinagar NHW till the restoration work is completed,” the official added.

The thoroughfare was closed shortly after traffic was restored for the movement of stranded passenger light-medium vehicles (LMVs) this afternoon.

The highway remained closed for three consecutive days due to heavy snowfall and landslides at several places. The road was partially thrown open for stranded vehicles on Monday after clearing landslides and improvements in the weather.

Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation at Peer Ki Gali.

Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road also remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on the Zojila axis and has been closed till further orders. Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department said.

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