Kashmir highway reopens, passenger traffic on both sides resumes

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Srinagar, Apr 6 (UNI) Traffic on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway resumed this morning after remaining suspended yesterday due to landslides and shooting stones, triggered by heavy rains.

A traffic police official told UNI that traffic was resumed today after receiving green signal from the traffic and BEACON officials posted at different points on the highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.

He said the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) responsible for the maintenance of the highway had pressed into service machines and men to clear the landslides and stones on the highway at Penthal, the most troublesome spot on the road.

Traffic was suspended early yesterday after heavy rains in Penthal area triggered landslides and shooting stones.

The official said passenger traffic was allowed from both the sides---Srinagar and Jammu- while heavy vehicles will ply from Srinagar to Jammu to avoid any traffic jam.

All the vehicles, including those carrying passengers, have left towards their respective destinations.

UNI BAS SV HT1112

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