Jammu & Kashmir

One-way traffic restored to Gurez after 15 days

Srinagar, Nov 30: One-way traffic was on Monday restored to the border town of Gurez, which is surrounded by Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) from three sides, after remaining suspended for 15 days due to slippery road conditions and accumulation of snow.

Meanwhile, traffic to border towns of Keran, Karnah, Tanghdar and Machil, besides dozens of far-flung and remote villages in Kupwara, was plying normally after it was restored on Sunday following clearing of snow from the roads.

 “One-way traffic was on Monday restored from Bandipora to Gurez and adjoining areas after remaining suspended since November 14 due to accumulation of three to four feet of snow,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Bandipora, told UNI over phone.

He said about three to four feet of snow had accumulated at Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora. “Snow clearance operation was taken up after improvement in the weather and the road was put through for one-way traffic,” he said, adding two-way traffic will be allowed only after getting a green signal from officials deployed on the ground.

Meanwhile, an official of PCR, Kupwara, told UNI that dozens of far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, Kernah, Keran and Tanghdar, were reconnected with the rest of the valley on Sunday after remaining closed for over a week due to accumulation of snow. “Traffic was plying normally on all these roads on Monday,” he added.

 

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