Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar-Jammu highway remains shut for fourth consecutive day

A wide view of goods laden trucks on Srinagar-Jammu highway as traffic movement remains blocked. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Traffic movement on Srinagar Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, has been closed for the fourth consecutive day, officials said.

The thoroughfare remained closed due to multiple landslides triggered by incessant rains, officials said.

As per officials, the movement of all type of vehicles will remain suspended in view of a major landslide near Dewal bridge which has damaged both tubes of the highway road where restoration work could not be completed.

Likewise, vehicular movement from Jammu to Chenani, Patnitop, Doda, Ramban, Gool, Banihal, Srinagar and vice-versa shall also remain suspended because of the closure of the highway near Dewal bridge, they said.

“People are requested not to undertake any journey on Jammu- Srinagar NHW and other mentioned routes till clearance work is completed,” the officials said.

Meanwhile, in order to assess the ground situation that arose due to incessant rains and landslides, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Ramesh Kumar on Thursday conducted an extensive tour of landslide-hit areas on the highway in Udhampur.


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