Highway reopens for one-way traffic

Sohail Punjabi

Jammu: The Srinagar-Jammu highway reopened for one-way traffic after remaining closed for four days due to landslides triggered by heavy rains and snowfall .
“Besides 78 passenger buses nearly 3500 light motor vehicles were allowed to move towards Srinagar today,” IG Traffic JP Singh told Kashmir Reader.
2700 trucks carrying essential supplies were also allowed to move towards Srinagar in the evening, he added.
Singh said on Friday, only stranded passenger vehicles will be allowed to move towards Srinagar in the morning (7 am to 10 am).
However, there will be no movement of traffic from Srinagar to Jammu, he said.
The 300-km highway was closed for traffic on March 16 following heavy snowfall in Kashmir and Banihal on the other side of Jawahar Tunnel and rainfall in the rest of the state.
Thousand of vehicles had been stranded along the road due to the closure.