Srinagar: One-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic was resumed on Tuesday on the national highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country while historic 86-km-long Mughal road remained closed due to snowfall early this morning.
We have allowed one-way LMV traffic on Srinagar-Jammu national highway which was closed due to landslides at Digdol Ramban early this morning, a traffic police official told UNI.
He said after landslides at Digdol, triggered by rain early this morning at 0500 hrs, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) immediately put into service sophisticated machines and men. The landslides were cleared and one way LMV traffic was resumed now, he added.
However, he said LMV traffic will ply from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction. Normal traffic will be resumed on the highway only after getting clearance from the BRO and traffic police personnel deployed at different places, he said. However, Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic will continue to ply one-way only.
Meanwhile, hundreds of vehicles, including trucks and oil tankers from both sides are stranded at different places on the highway.
Traffic on historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region was suspended early this morning due to snowfall at Pir-ki-Gali and other areas. The district authorities from both sides have already started snow clearance operation to resume traffic, traffic spokesman said. Traffic on the road, which is seen as an alternative to Kashmir highway, will be resumed once the snow clearance operation is over.