Jammu-Srinagar Highway: Traffic halted for Aircraft Trial

Traffic has been halted along the Wanpoh-Sangam stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway due to an aircraft trial run scheduled for the emergency landing strip in Bijbehara on Monday, media reports said.

The construction of the 3.5-kilometre emergency landing strip commenced in 2020 and was completed late last year. Security measures have been intensified around the emergency landing strip, with additional personnel deployed to prevent unauthorised access to the area.

An official as quoted by sources said that Traffic on the highway has been diverted from Wanpoh to Sangam to bypass the Bijbehara emergency landing strip where trial landing and take off of an aircraft is scheduled later in the day.