JAMMU: Over 2,200 vehicles crossed Jawahar Tunnel – the gateway to the Kashmir valley – even as fresh snowfall in higher reaches and rains in plains disrupted smooth movement of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Wednesday, officials said.
Kashmir-bound traffic on the 270-km highway, the only all weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, was stopped at Udhampur this morning but was later allowed as the weather improved, traffic department official said.
He said 2,296 vehicles, including 983 light motor vehicles and 31 buses, crossed Jawahar Tunnel till 7 pm.
However, the traffic on the highway would be allowed from Jammu to Srinagar on Thursday as well to facilitate stranded vehicles, mostly trucks, to reach their destination besides the passenger vehicles which returned to Jammu this morning.
The traffic on the highway plies alternatively from the twin capitals of Jammu and Srinagar in view of the ongoing work on the four-laning project. (AGENCIES)