Widening of Srinagar-Qazigund highway to miss third deadline

Widening of Srinagar-Qazigund highway to miss third deadline

SRINAGAR: The widening of the Srinagar-Qazigund highway will miss its third deadline as the government has not paid compensation to people whose land was acquired for the project.The government had set Decemeber 2017 as deadline for the four-lane project. According to a government document in possession of Kashmir Reader, the National Highways Authority of India […]

One injured in SSB firing on Jammu-Srinagar highway: Police

One injured in SSB firing on Jammu-Srinagar highway: Police

Banihal: A man was injured on Monday in a firing, allegedly by the troops, outside their camp along the Jammu-Srinagar highway here in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Showkat Ahmad Nayak, working as a security guard of a construction company, was on his way home from work when he was allegedly fired […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens after landslide

Jammu: A landslide blocked the 300-km Srinagar-Jammu highway in Ramban district and was cleared in two-and-a-half hours to ensure smooth movement of traffic, officials said today. The landslide occurred at 06:25 am and blocked the arterial road in Ramsu area of Ramban district, an official of the traffic department told PTI. Work on cleaning the […]

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for traffic

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for traffic

Jammu: Traffic on the 300-km Jammu-Srinagar highway remained suspended for the second consecutive day today due to landslides, with officials giving no clear indication as to when the vital road will be reopened. Efforts are on to clear debris off the arterial road and restore the damaged bridge near Udhampur, a senior police officer said. […]

Landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar NH, bridge damaged

Landslide blocks Jammu-Srinagar NH, bridge damaged

Jammu: Traffic on the 300-km long Jammu- Srinagar highway was suspended this evening after a massive landslide blocked the arterial road and also damaged a bridge in Udhampur district, officials said. “The landslide struck the national highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, at Morh Passi near Balli […]

Fear looms large in Bijbehara

Fear looms large in Bijbehara

Anantnag: On March 4 this year, the Srinagar-Jammu highway was blocked for about two hours at Bijbehara. The road was blocked after army soldiers from the company of 1-RR stationed at SICOP in Jablipora area of Bijbehara had allegedly beaten up a truck driver. Before this incident, the people of Bijbehara town had been for […]

Landslides disrupt traffic on highway

Landslides disrupt traffic on highway

Jammu: The Srinagar-Jammu highway was closed for vehicular traffic for over four hours on Tuesday due to landslides triggered by heavy rains in the Ramban and Udhampur districts of the state. “The highway was closed at Keri in Udhampur district and Panthyal in Ramban district this afternoon,” a traffic police official said. Later, the men […]

Highway Construction

Highway Construction

The administration has passed orders to District Commissioners to bar constructions on the highways. This is a good step that needs to be followed up in both letter and spirit. Highways need to have a smooth flow of traffic. Construction on highways impedes this flow and is a potential cause of not only traffic disruptions […]

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