Jmu-Sgr highway remains closed

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained closed since last evening due to landslide, triggered by heavy rain. However, the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway and historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, are through for traffic.
A traffic police official said today that traffic was suspended on the Kashmir highway due to a big landslide, triggered by rain at Marog in Ramban in Jammu region.
However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway, have pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to clear the landslides and put through the highway.
Meanwhile, only one-way traffic will ply on historic 86-km-long Mughal road, which has been seen as alternative to the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. “Traffic will ply from Shopian to Rajouri-Poonch on the road today,” they added.
They said the traffic on the Srinagar-Leh national highway, which connects Ladakh region with rest of the state, was also plying normally.