After remaining closed for four days following landslides, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was reopened for vehicular traffic on Thursday evening, officials said. Thousands of vehicles were stranded on the highway as heavy snowfall caused landslides at some places.
The only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, the highway was closed on Monday after snowfall across Jawahar Tunnel and multiple landslides in Banihal-Ramban sector.It’s closure causes shortage of essential supplies in the valley leading to a lot of inconvenience to the people.
Banihal Deputy Superintendent of Police Shamsher Singh said restoration work was started after improvement in weather conditions on Thursday.
After heavy snowfall for two consecutive days, the valley has witnessed a break since Thursday. But, this has brought a drop in the night temperature, which continue to remain sub zero, around minus one degree in Srinagar.
Source: The Indian Express