One-way traffic on Kashmir highway to continue

SRINAGAR : Hundreds of vehicles today left Jammu as the highway connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country will remain open for only one-way traffic. However, no vehicle from Srinagar to Jammu will be allowed today, a traffic police spokesman said here.
He said the highway, which was closed on January 22 was reopened yesterday afternoon. However, only stranded vehicles were allowed to proceed towards their respective destinations. All the stranded vehicles on both sides of the Jawhar tunnel were cleared till late last night.
Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers stranded at Jammu for the past three days, left the winter capital this morning for Srinagar. A large number of trucks, carrying essentials, including fresh vegetables, rice, atta, LPG cylinders, fruit, sheep are also on way to Srinagar from Jammu.
However, no vehicle was allowed from Srinagar, he said, adding that only one-way traffic will continue on the highway till further orders.
The highway was closed on January 22 due to heavy snowfall and landslides, triggered by heavy rains. However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintainance of the highway cleared the snow and landslides after pressing into service sophisticated machines and men. (AGENCIES)