Jammu-Srinagar highway likely to open on Saturday

Jammu: After remaining closed for two days, the Jammu-Srinagar highway is likely to reopen on Saturday to clear stranded traffic.

Traffic department officials said the highway was cleared on Friday evening for one-way traffic and over 600 vehicles were allowed to move, but shooting stones continuously interrupted the movement in Digdol area again forcing the closure of the highway.

“One dozen operator engaged in landslide debris clearance was injured when a boulder hit his machine late yesterday evening.

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“Road opening operation was again started in the morning today and if all goes well the highway would be opened for stranded vehicles today.

“No fresh traffic will be allowed till the highway is decongested first by clearing the stranded traffic,” officials said.

A massive landslide had hit the Digdol area of the highway in Ramban district on Thursday after which the road remained closed for two days.


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