Sgr-Jmu highway opens for one-way traffic

Sgr-Jmu highway opens for one-way traffic

Traffic from Srinagar will be allowed today

SRINAGAR: After remaining closed for three days, the 300-km Srinagar-Jammu highway was opened for one-way traffic on Thursday. Senior Superintendent of Police (rural traffic) Riyaz Ahmad told Kashmir Reader that traffic from Jammu was allowed today and traffic from Srinagar will be allowed on Friday.
“The landslide at Ramban was cleared on Wednesday evening and about 2,500 vehicles, both heavy and light, were allowed to reach Srinagar,” he said.
“If there will no further landslides, the traffic will be allowed from Srinagar on Friday. However, as of now, there is no likeliness of allowing traffic from both sides,” Aijaz said.
The Srinagar airport, which saw cancellation of flights and delays, also witnessed normal operations today.
Director of Srinagar International Airport, Sharad Kumar, told Kashmir Reader that all 56 flights operated normally on Thursday.
The meteorological department has predicted dry weather for next seven days in the Valley. Director of the Met department’s Srinagar office, Sonum Lotus, said there are little chances of rainfall in the upper reaches while in the plains the weather will remain dry.
Meanwhile, three men, who went missing on their way to Kathua district from Chattar Galla pass on Tuesday evening following a snow storm, have been rescued, police said.
They were rescued yesterday from a shed left out by nomads in the Galo area and brought back home in Bani tehsil of Kathua district, a senior officer told PTI.
Ganesh, Rumal Chand and Kuldeep were returning to their village in Bani from Bhaderwah belt of Doda district when they were caught in the snow storm on Bhadarwah-Basholi highway, officials said.
The Chattar Galla pass had received nearly 7 feet snow till 5 PM on Wednesday.
A joint search and rescue operation was launched yesterday afternoon by the Army teams and the police assisted by an IAF chopper, the officials said, adding that the chopper had to flew back due to inclement weather.
“As soon we came to know about the incident, teams from Rashtriya Rifles, and the police immediately started a search operation from Thantera to Chattar Galla stretch of the highway,” Masood Ahmed, tehsildar Bhadarwah, said.