Srinagar Jammu highway closed for fourth consecutive day

The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thrusday as efforts were on to restore the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, officials said.

On Monday, heavy rains triggered shooting of stones in Moumpassi, Digdole and Panthiyal areas and snowfall in Kashmir side, forcing the suspension of the traffic, said SSP traffic Rural Kashmir Muzaffar Ahmed.

“The decision regarding allowing the movement of traffic on the highway will be taken only after the road is cleared off by the road maintenance agency concerned and after assessing the road condition,” he said.

Reports said that over 5000 vehicles remained stranded at various places on the highway.

Meanwhile, the traffic on historic Mughal road, and Srinagar-Sonamarg, Gumri remained closed due to the accumulation of snow.