Highway open, only valley bound stranded vehicles ply
Srinagar: Only Srinagar bound stranded vehicles are being allowed to move on highway that remains open for second consecutive day.
Officials at the traffic police department said that while Srinagar Jammu highway has been opened but only those vehicles which have been stranded will be allowed to move towards valley on Thursday.
Highway remained shut for six straight days leading to crisis like situation in valley as essentials stocks depleted and government was forced to put embargo on petrol and diesel.
On Wednesday government said that the supply lines have been restored and essentials have reached valley including cooking gas, petrol and diesel.
“Today we have decided to allow only the stranded traffic to decongest the highway. The passage of vehicles has to be very cautious and slow at Marog in Ramban-Ramsoo sector where a 200 metre strtch is narrow and bad,” official added.
With the reopening of the highway, the stock position of essentials was improving gradually in the valley.