After remaining closed for 5 days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar freeway was restored for visitors on Friday, however authorities mentioned solely stranded autos might be allowed to maneuver. Heavy snow within the Bannihal sector and rockslides in Ramban and Udhampur districts had resulted in closure of the almost 300-kilometre lengthy freeway that’s the provide lifeline for the landlocked Kashmir Valley.
Authorities mentioned Friday afternoon that snow and rock slide particles have been faraway from the freeway and it has been restored for visitors.
“Solely stranded autos might be allowed to maneuver at present and no recent visitors might be allowed both from the Jammu or Srinagar facet,” an official of the visitors division mentioned.
Over 6,000 autos, most of them carrying important provides to the valley, are stranded at totally different factors on the freeway at current.
The precedence of the authorities is to decongest the freeway by clearing the stranded autos earlier than routine visitors is allowed on the freeway.