Jammu-Srinagar NH reopens

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 13:24

Jammu/Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National
Highway was Thursday reopened for government-run buses after remaining closed for three consecutive days due to snowfall
and landslides in the region.

"The 294-km-long National Highway has reopened for
two-way vehicular traffic today after clearance of landslides
and avalanche in Ramban sector," a police official said.

The highway was reopened for one-way traffic from Jammu
last night.

With reopening of the highway, two-way traffic was thrown open on the highway from Jammu and Srinagar capital cities, they said.
Today only state-run SRTC buses carrying stranded
passengers from Jammu and Kashmir are allowed to ply on the
arterial road.

The Kashmir Valley was cut off from the rest of the
country for three days due to closure of the highway for past
three days due to heavy snowfall, avalanche and two major
landslides.

Over 600 stranded vehicles have crossed into the Kashmir
Valley and over 300 towards Jammu since last night, police
said.
Two major landslides triggered by rains hit the highway
at Panthal and Sher Bibi area in Ramban district, while an
avalanche occurred at Nachlana area further blocking the
highway yesterday.

The men and machines of the BRO cleared the highway last
evening.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 13:24

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