National Highway-44 Partially Restored

RAMBAN

National Highway-44 which was closed because of the heavy snowfall and extreme weather conditions was  today partially opened for vehicular Traffic and stranded vehicles allowed moving toward Kashmir valley.

District Development Commissioner (DDC) Ramban, Showkat Aijaz Bhat personally monitored the road clearance operation from early morning which was launched by the construction agencies at Panthyal, Maroge and other adjacent areas for reopening of NH-44.

DDC said that a landslide had blocked the 270-km highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country at Panthyal and Maroge in Ramban district after that administration had started immediate work on road clearance operation resulting road has been partially restored for traffic.

DDC directed the authorities and other executing agencies to keep adequate men and machinery to remove landslides instantly from national highway to avoid traffic jamming and traffic breakdown besides ensuring traffic worthy road besides requesting passengers to contact traffic control rooms before starting their journey on the highway.