Fresh landslide halts traffic for 15 hours on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Fresh landslide halts traffic for 15 hours on Jammu-Srinagar highway

Banihal/Jammu: A fresh landslide halted traffic for nearly 15 hours on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway even as over 3,000 Kashmir-bound vehicles, mostly carrying passengers, crossed the Jawahar Tunnel — the gateway to the valley on Monday, officials said. The 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, is partially […]

Push essential supplies quickly: Advisor Ganai

Push essential supplies quickly: Advisor Ganai

JAMMU:Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Monday directed the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and the coordinator of public sector oil companies at Jammu to quickly push supplies to the Kashmir Valley to take maximum advantage of the fair weather conditions forecast for the next few day till March 9. Ganai, who is in-charge of […]

Vehicles stranded again on highway after multiple landslides

Vehicles stranded again on highway after multiple landslides

Srinagar: Multiple landslides at Panthal and other places on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway stopped vehicular movement again on Saturday. After remaining closed for the past five days, Kashmir-bound traffic had been allowed on the highway on Saturday morning but the road was closed down again soon after. As per officials, traffic from Jammu to Srinagar […]

Rain and snow again, more to come till Monday

Rain and snow again, more to come till Monday

Srinagar: Rain and snow lashed Kashmir valley on Saturday while the weather office forecast another spell of wet weather across the state, at least till Monday. Many areas in higher reaches of Jammu and Kashmir, including the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir, received fresh snowfall overnight which continued till Saturday morning. Snowfall was […]

Widening projects causing more landslides on Jammu -Srinagar highway

Widening projects causing more landslides on Jammu -Srinagar highway

SRINAGAR: The frequent closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway this year -highest in recent years- has more to do with the road widening projects than the inclement weather conditions, officials of several departments said. Officials from Revenue, Traffic, and Highways, told Kashmir Reader that for the undergoing widening of the highway mountains have to be razed at […]

Highway closure: Hiked prices, shortage of essentials hurting people

Highway closure: Hiked prices, shortage of essentials hurting people

ARIF RASHID Srinagar: Due to the continuous closure of Srinagar-Jammu highway over the last few days, shopkeepers in Srinagar have hiked prices of vegetables, chicken and mutton. The vendors ascribed the hikes to shortage of supplies due to highway closure. Locals, however, blame government for failing to check the prices. Hajra Bano, a local resident, […]

DC Srinagar directs strict implementation of order prohibiting fuel

DC Srinagar directs strict implementation of order prohibiting fuel

SRINAGAR: Deputy Commissioner Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary on Thursday directed for strict implementation of order regulating sale of fuel at fuel stations. The DC was speaking at a meeting of Assistant Commissioners Food Safety and Drug Control and Deputy Controller Legal Metrology. He instructed for regular market inspection to verify quality and pricing of consumable […]

Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for stranded vehicles

Jammu-Srinagar highway opens for stranded vehicles

Banihal/Jammu: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar Highway opened for stranded vehicles on Wednesday, three days after it was closed due to multiple landslides and sinking of its 25-metre portion following snowfall and rains, officials said. The traffic on the 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was restored. Srinagar-bound stranded vehicles, […]

274 fuel trucks reach Srinagar

274 fuel trucks reach Srinagar

SRINAGAR: As many as 274 tankers and trucks crossed Jawahar Tunnel by Wednesday evening, giving some relief to the crisis of essentials in the valley, officials said. These included 81 LPG trucks, 67 petrol tankers, 91 diesel tankers, and 35 Kerosene oil tankers, officials said, adding that more than 300 tankers are in transit and […]