Kashmir highway likely to re-open by evening after six days

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Trucks line up near Srinagar outskirts. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla
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Jammu-Srinagar highway is likely to open for traffic movement by Sunday evening, after it remained closed for six consecutive days, with over 2,000 passengers stranded midway.

According to the reports, all landslide debris on the highway in Ramban district was cleared on Saturday evening. “Over 80 trucks carrying essential supplies for the Kashmir Valley were allowed to move,” the traffic officials said.

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Talking to The Kashmir Walla, a senior traffic police official said, “We have allowed the movementĀ of vehicles from Qazigund to Srinagar, however, in Ramban area the clearance of road is under process. Hopefully, the highway to re-open by evening.”

On early Sunday morning, a landslide hit the highway in Anokhi Fall area, but the officials said that clearance operation was already underway.

“The highway will open after its completion.”