Highway reopens, 2-way traffic on Sunday: Officials

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Srinagar, Feb 10 (GNS):  Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, reopened for stranded traffic on Saturday. Over 1000 light and heavy motor vehicles were stranded on the thoroughfare, officials said.

They said that the highway remained closed mainly due to mudslides, shooting stones at Cafeteria, Mehar and Panthyal.

 After clearance of the debris, they said, stranded traffic was allowed to move towards respective destinations.  

On February 12, they said, subject to fair weather and better road conditions LMVs (Passenger)/private Cars shall be allowed from both sides on the thoroughfare viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa . “TCU Jammu/Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic.”

The Mughal road, which connects Shopian district of Kashmir with Poonch district of Jammu division, as well as Srinagar-Leh highway are already closed for traffic for this winter. (GNS)

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( With inputs from : thegnskashmir.com )

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