Kashmir highway through for one-way, two way traffic on Leh road

SRINAGAR : Thousands of vehicles, including those carrying fruit and passengers besides empty oil and gas tankers left the Kashmir valley for Jammu as the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained open for only one-way traffic.
However, the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, connecting the Ladakh region with the rest of the state remained open for two-way traffic.
Official sources said only one-way traffic will ply on the highway, connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, to avoid any accident and traffic jam. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintainance of the highway was working round the clock to repair the road portion which was washed away due to heavy rains and landslides last month.
Sources said two-way traffic will be resumed only after receiving green signal from the BRO and traffic police personnel deployed at different places on the highway. Meanwhile, thousands of trucks and other vehicles, carrying fruit and passengers left different parts of the valley for Jammu this morning.
A large number of empty petrol, diesel, kerosene oil tankers also left for Jammu.
Subject to the condition of the road, traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar tomorrow, they said. Meanwhile, Srinagar-Leh national highway was through for two way and authorities have pressed into service hundreds of trucks to stock essentials in Ladakh region before the road is closed for six winter months.


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