KV Correspondent

Highway opens for traffic after brief closure 

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Srinagar: The traffic was restored on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway, after remaining closed for several hours due to landslides and shooting stones, triggered by rain, at several places on Friday.

“Traffic was restored on the highway at around 1300 hrs after remaining suspended since this morning following landslides and shooting stones at several place,” a traffic police official said.

He said traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu highway was suspended this morning following landslides and shooting stones at several place, including Digdol. However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, immediately pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to put through the traffic.

However, the traffic official in Ramban said that the traffic is moving at a slow pace as they fear more landslides on the highway.

“We are trying to move the stranded vehicles first,” the official said.

Meanwhile, officials said that during the last 34 hours, Srinagar received 7.1 mm rain, Kokernag 16.3mm, Kupwara 49.6mm, Pahalgam 19.2, Qazigund 24.6mm while Gulmarg received 11.1mm rains.

They said Banihal received 38.1mm rain, Batote 23.6mm, Katra 12.6mm, Bhaderwah 13.0 mm while Jammu received 6.1mm of rains.

 “Light to moderate rain/snow will occur at most places over the state,” a MeT official said.



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