J&K : Highway Updates

Traffic on the 300-KM Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and and rest of the world, was restored  on both ways on Tuesday after remaining restricted for almost a month to one-way.

The arterial road has been thrown open for the two way traffic on Tuesday, a traffic department spokesman said.

He said passenger vehicles and light motor vehicles  have been allowed both ways (Srinagar towards Jammu and vice versa). However, load carriers have been allowed to move only from Srinagar to Jammu, he added.

The bottlenecks were cleared and width of the road at certain places which was narrowed due to landslides was restored  which permitted traffic on the highway on  two-way traffic after it remained restricted to one-way for almost 22 days, he said.

All essentials  are coming  to the landlocked Kashmir Valley through this highway, temporary closures due to snowfall and landslides often result  shortage of such essentials.

Meanwhile,  Srinagar Banihal train service was resumed on Tuesday after remaining suspended for two consecutive days.

“The train service resumed  on Tuesday. The service remained suspended on Sunday and Monday due to security reasons, following suicide attack on a CRPF Centre at Lethpora in which five CRPF personnel and three militants were killed.

Kashmir Wire

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