Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain shut during Modi’s visit

Jammu: The entire length of the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar National Highway would be barred to general traffic on November 7 when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Wednesday.

Going all out to ensure a high-tech security for Modi’s visit, the security forces in the state are, besides closing the highway to general traffic, imposing restrictions on movements, erecting drop gates, carrying out cordon and search operations in addition to using hi-tech gadgetry for the purpose.

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“There will be no traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway from morning till evening on November 7 as a security measure during the Modi’s visit to Baghlihar in Ramban district,” a senior intelligence officer said here.

The prime minister will first arrive in Srinagar on November 7 to address a public rally in the Sher-e-Kashmir Stadium where he is expected to announce an all-inclusive economic package for the state.


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