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Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed for third consecutive day

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HMVs on Srinagar-Jammu highway as traffic movement remains disrupted due to bad weather. [FPK File Photo]

Restoration work speeds up as weather improves

Ramban: The Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for third consecutive day on Thursday owing to heavy rainfall and multiple landslides in Ramban and Udhampur districts even as the road clearance agencies speeded up the restoration work amid improvement in weather, officials said.

An official said that with the improvement in weather after days of heavy rain across Jammu and Kashmir, road clearance operation was speeded up to restore traffic on the 270-km-long strategic highway– the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country.

“Restoration work on NH44 is going on at Dewal Bridge, T2 tunnel, Maroge 1 (Sita Ram Passi) Maroge 2, Battery Chashma and hopefully these locations may get cleared by today evening,” said senior superintendent of Police, traffic, Shabir Ahmad Malik told KNO.

He said that presently there is no movement on the highway and Doda-Kishtwar road.

Meanwhile, DySP Traffic Rajouri-Poonch said that all the slides on Mughal road have been cleared and road is through for traffic.

 

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