Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed

Jammu-Srinagar highway remains closed
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Jammu:The strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway remained closed for the third consecutive day on Wednesday due to multiple landslides in Ramban district, a traffic official said.

“Snow clearance operation in Bannihal and landslide debris removal elsewhere has started. However, travellers are advised not to undertake any journey without contacting our control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar,” the official added.

Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir, Basheer Khan has issued an advisory asking people not to undertake the journey till it is completely restored for traffic.

The highway was closed for vehicular traffic on Monday evening as a precautionary measure following the adverse weather advisory issued by the Met Department.

Scores of valley-bound passengers were stranded in Jammu. They have been complaining of running out of money as hotels and restaurants have been charging exorbitant rates.

The historic Mughal Road which serves as an alternate surface link between the Kashmir Valley and the Jammu region, was also closed on Tuesday following heavy snowfall in the Pir Ki Gali stretch.

IANS