One-way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway

Srinagar: One-way traffic resumed on the Kashmir highway and traffic is plying from Jammu to Srinagar for the second consecutive day on Thursday.

Traffic on the highway was suspended on Wednesday morning following fresh snowfall on both sides of the Jawahar tunnel, Shaitan Nallah and Banihal besides landslides and shooting stones at Penthyal and other places between Ramban and Ramsu, a traffic police official said.

He said the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) had immediately put machines into service to clear the highway.

All the vehicles, which had left Jammu on Wednesday morning were stopped at several places, including Udhampur, Chanderkote and Ramban. 

Later in the evening stranded Kashmir bound vehicles were allowed to move, he said adding for the second day today traffic was allowed to ply from Jammu to Srinagar. However, no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, he said.

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