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NH reopens after massive landslide; 2-way traffic on thoroughfare tomorrow says officials

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SRINAGAR: After a massive landslide in Udhampur, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH) was thrown open for traffic on Monday night, officials said.

Official sources said the thoroughfare was blocked at Dewal near Samroli, Udhampur due to huge landslide.

They said that men and machinery were employed to clear the thoroughfare to restore the traffic on the strategic highway. A number of blasts were carried out throughout the day.

“Tomorrow on 01-03-2022, subject to fair weather and better road conditions LMVs(Passenger)/private Cars shall be allowed from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar the highway viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa. TCU Jammu/Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic,” a traffic department official said, revising its advisory just a few hours after announcing that the highway shall remain closed on Tuesday (March).

Meanwhile,  sources told that road at Samroli landslide site was made through for traffic late in the evening and stranded passengers was allowed.

Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation at Peer Ki Gali.

Also, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on Zoji la axis and has been closed till further orders. Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department official said. (GNS)


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