Jammu-Srinagar highway re-opens partially*

‘Stranded vehicles to be cleared tonight, Jammu to Sgr traffic tomorrow’

Srinagar, Mar 14 : The Jammu and Srinagar highway, the only road connecting Valley with rest of the States has been thrown open partially while as stranded vehicles will be first cleared, official said on Saturday. Officials said that there will be traffic from Jammu to Srinagar tomorrow.

According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), “The highway was closed for third consecutive day today due to the fresh landslides, shooting stones triggered by rains,” an official said. “The road has been cleared and all the stranded vehicles will be allowed to move towards Srinagar first.”

They said the Mughal road, connecting the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region with South Kashmir’s Shopian district, is also closed for traffic due to the snow in the high altitude areas, officials added.

As per reports, thousands of vehicles, mostly trucks are stranded at Nagrota, Udhampur, Ramban, Banihal areas on the highway and at various places en-route.

Officials told—KNO that no traffic has been allowed from either the Jammu or Srinagar side due to the fresh landslides. They said commuters have been directed to avoid travel along the road to avoid any untoward incident—