One-way traffic to ply on Srinagar-Jammu national highway

Srinagar, April 14
One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu will ply today on the 300-km-long national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
“Hundreds of empty trucks, which had come with essentials, particularly fresh vegetables, chicken, meat and oil tankers, besides passengers vehicles today left for Jammu from Srinagar, a traffic police official told UNI this morning.
However, no vehicle will be allowed from the opposite direction as only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the highway till further orders.
Traffic on the highway has been disrupted frequently since January 6, when there was first major snowfall in the valley, due to landslides and shooting stones though Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has been working tirelessly to put through the traffic from both ways.
Meanwhile, work is on a war-footing to put through the national highway, connecting the Ladakh region with Kashmir valley. However, recently, the road was put through from Srinagar to Gumri on this side of the Zojila pass for light vehicles only. Work on snow clearance operation was going on from both sides of the Zojila pass.
Similarly, there was also fresh snowfall on historic Mughal road, badly affecting snow clearance operation. The road, which is seen as alternative to the Srinagar-Jammu highway, was to reopen on April 15 after remaining closed for the past four months.
Dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off from their respective district headquarters for the past four months due to accumulation of snow.

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