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Road to border town of Karnah reopens, Keran, Machil, Gurez still closed
Jammu & Kashmir

Road to border town of Karnah reopens, Keran, Machil, Gurez still closed

Agency News

Srinagar, Nov 26: The road to border town of Karnah reopened on Tuesday while Keran and Machil besides dozens of other far flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC) remained cut off from the district headquarter Kupwara due to accumulation of several feet of snow.

Meanwhile, the border town of Gurez and Neeru which are surrounded by Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) from three sides also remained cut off from district headquarter Bandipora due accumulation of snow at Razdan pass.

Snow clearance operation has been started to put through the road which remained closed during winter months due to heavy snowfall. The government has already approved construction of a tunnel at Razdan pass to make it all weather road.

All the three main roads connecting border towns of Keran, Karnah and Machil with district headquarter Kupwara remained closed due to recent fresh snowfall. However, snow clearance operation was launched on all the three main roads from both sides.

The snow clearance operation has been completed and traffic was restored on Keran-Kupwara road, an official of Police Control Room (PCR) told UNI over phone from Kupwara.

Today Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will ply from both Keran and Kupwara sides, he said. He said snow clearance operation has almost completed on Machil road also. We will allow traffic on Machil-Kupwara road once a green signal is received. However, dozens of other far flung and remote villages, including those near LoC, also remained cut off from their tehsil and district headquarter.

Officials said massive snow clearance operations have already been started to put through these roads. Majority of these roads remained closed during winter months due to heavy snowfall. (UNI)