Jammu-Srinagar national highway thrown open to stranded vehicles

Jammu, April 19

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was on Friday opened to clear the stranded vehicles after remaining closed for a day due to landslides, officials said.

The officials said the landslide debris were cleared in the Battery Chashma area of Ramban district. Only the stranded vehicles were allowed to move.

“We expect to decongest the highway completely by evening,” an official said. “Scheduled traffic will be allowed to move on Saturday,” the official said. 

The highway — which meanders through mountainous stretches on both sides of Jawahar Tunnel in Kulgam and Ramban districts — is the only surface connection between Kashmir and the rest of the country and is also a major route for passenger traffic as well as for the supply of essentials.  — IANS/TNS

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