Srinagar, Nov 5: Only one-way traffic will ply on Monday on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country while the historic Mughal road remained shut for the fifth day due to snowfall.
Traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar today, a traffic police official told UNI here. He said that traffic on the Kashmir highway was suspended on Saturday following landslides, triggered by rain, at several places between Ramban and Ramsu.
However, he said the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to clear the landslides and put through the traffic.
Traffic was allowed from Srinagar to Jammu only yesterday afternoon after the landslides were cleared. Majority of the vehicles were carrying Darbar Move officials as Civil secretariat, seat of the government will reopen in winter capital, Jammu today. The Darbar move offices closed in summer capital on October 27.
However, some truckers alleged that they are stranded for about a week at different places as they are not being allowed to move by the authorities. Since the NHAI is working for construction of four-lane road, only one-way traffic is allowed on the highway badly affecting export of fruits from here and imports of essentials for different parts of the country.
Traffic police officials said the historic Mughal road remained closed for the fifth day on Monday due to several feet snowfall and slippery road condition.
Nothing can be said when the road will reopen since there is heavy snowfall and road also remained slippery due to below freezing point temperature during the night. (UNI)