Jammu-Srinagar highway partially opened

Jammu, March 24: Only one-way traffic was allowed to move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday due to bottle-necks at many places, a traffic department official said.

Traffic was allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu.

“No traffic movement will be permitted from the opposite direction. This restriction will also apply to Army and paramilitary convoys using the highway,” the official added.

There has been severe narrowing of the highway at a number of places especially in the Ramban district during this winter, the official added.

Landslide debris and caving-in of the road were cited as its main reasons.

Meanwhile, after completion of its successful test-run, authorities have closed the 9.2-km long Nashri-Chenani tunnel for its formal inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2.

Built at a cost of Rs 7,350 crore, the state-of-the-art tunnel has facilities for allowing mobile phones connectivity and others while passing through it.

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