Despite intermittent landslides, one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

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SRINAGAR : Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying essentials, left Jammu for Kashmir valley today as only one-way traffic will continue on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway despite intermittent landslides.
Meanwhile, Ladakh region and border town of Gurez in north Kashmir remained cut off while the historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region also remained closed since December due to accumulation of snow.
Despite rain during the past 24 hours, one-way traffic continued on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway. A traffic police official told UNI that only one-way traffic will continue on the highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with rest of the country till further to avoid any accident and traffic jam as the road is very narrow at several places.
The road was damaged due to landslides, triggered by rain during the past fortnight.
Traffic will ply from Jammu to Kashmir today, he said adding that there were intermittent landslides and shooting stones at several places despite improvement in the weather.
However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway has put up sophisticated machines and men at these places to clear the landslides and keep the highway open. Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks to loaded with essentials besides oil tankers left Jammu this morning for Kashmir valley. Since there is only one way traffic, no vehicle from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed, he said.

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