Srinagar-Jammu highway to remain shut tomorrow for maintenance

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The 270 kilometres long Jammu-Srinagar National highway will remain closed for traffic on Friday for maintenance.

Additional Director General of Police (ADG)  Traffic T. Namgyal said, “the traffic will remain suspended on Srinagar Jammu highway for maintenance, and no vehicular movement will be allowed for tomorrow.”

“The work on the bridge is going on at full pace unless the concrete won’t get settled fully then only we can allow the traffic on the bridge,” Namgyal said.

In a communiqué by Traffic Police Headquarters J-K which read, “ Tomorrow on 22-01-2021, No vehicular movement shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar NHW in view of maintenance/repairing of the road. ”

“Mughal road continues to remain closed due to snow accumulation”, reads the communique.

The retaining wall of the Bridge had collapsed at Kela Morh in district Ramban, after which traffic authorities suspended the traffic on the highway causing a lot of problems to the people travelling on the road.

The closure of the highway also leads to the interruption of essential supplies to the valley.

As an interim relief NHAI was roped in Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to launch Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in district Ramban which was completed in 60 hours and on priority basis essential supplies were moved towards the valley.

Meanwhile, a top reliable source told a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that they are expecting the bridge at Kela Morh to be operational for traffic movement by 10 February. (KNO)

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