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Highway Remains Closed, Unlikely To Open For Fresh Traffic In Next 2 Days

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Srinagar, Mar 24: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, continues to be closed due to landslides, mudslides and shooting stones at several places along the thoroughfare.

The authorities said that stranded traffic between Nashree and Banihal shall be allowed towards their destinations provided the debris was cleared. Also, there would be no traffic on Friday in connection with the weekly maintenance on Friday.

“Jammu-Srinagar highway is still closed due to landslides/mudslides/shooting stones at several places. However, subject to clearance of debris, stranded vehicles between Nashree and Banihal shall be allowed towards their destinations,” a traffic official said in a communiqué to the news agency.

“On 26-03-2021 (Friday), there shall be no traffic movement on Jammu-Srinagar highway from either side in view of maintenance/repairing of the highway,” he said. Several hundred vehicles are stranded due to the closure on the strategic road for the last more than two days now.

Meanwhile, the Mughal road, connecting Poonch and Shopian districts, remains blocked due to snow accumulation.


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