Only one-way traffic allowed on Kashmir highway

Srinagar: Civilian traffic was on Thursday resumed on the Kashmir highway after remaining suspended on Wednesday due to ban imposed by the authorities to allow “free and safe movement” of forces convoy.

Meanwhile, the highway, linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir remained closed though snow clearance operation has almost been completed and few vehicles, carrying fresh vegetables, reached border town of Kargil from Sonamarg in central valley on Wednesday.

The historic 86-km-long Mughal road and Anantnag-Kishtwar road remained closed due to accumulation of snow.

We have allowed civilian traffic to ply on the highway this morning, a traffic police official said.

However, he said, only one way traffic will continue to ply on the highway due to sudden landslides and shooting stones besides road widening work.

On Thursday, traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, he said. 

However, he said Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will have to cross Nagrote, Jammu from 0700 hrs to 1000 hrs and Jakhen Udhampur 0800 hrs to 1100 hrs.

Snow clearance operation on Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region and Anantnag-Kishtwar was going on war footing to put through traffic which was suspended in November last year to accumulation of snow.

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