Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar only, Mughal road closed

SRINAGAR, Dec 16: Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying essentials, left for Kashmir valley on Saturday as only one-way traffic will continue to ply on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway till further orders.
Meanwhile, the national highway, linking the Ladakh region with Kashmir, has been closed for winter months while historic 86-km-long Mughal road also remained shut due to heavy snowfall.
Today, traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and no vehicle, including those of security forces, would be allowed from opposite direction, a traffic police official said on Friday.
Large number of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks carrying essentials, particularly vegetables, left different parts of Jammu region for Kashmir valley this morning.
However, the Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs), including passengers, were allowed from 0500 hrs from Nagrota and they have to cross Udhampur by 1100 hrs.
Heavy vehicles and load carriers were allowed from 0400 hrs from Nagrota up to 1000 hrs only. He said no vehicle, including convoy of security forces would be allowed from Srinagar to Jammu under any circumstances for smooth flow of traffic on the highway.
Traffic on the Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region remained closed for the sixth day today as about three to four feet of snow had accumulated at several places.
Though snow from Shopian to Heerpora has been cleared after pressing into service sophisticated machines, the officials said, adding that road on other side of the Pir-ki-Gali remained under snow.