Jammu-Srinagar National Highway opened to one-way traffic

Srinagar : After a three-day blockade due to heavy snowfall, one-way traffic was Tuesday restored on the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official was quoted as saying .

Brigadier T.P.S. Rawat, chief engineer of BRO, said , “The highway was restored for one-way traffic at 3 p.m. Tuesday and more than 150 trucks carrying essential supplies for the Kashmir Valley have been allowed to move from Chandrakot towards the Jawahar tunnel in Banihal. The convoy carrying essential supplies will reach here late this evening.”

Due to the closure of the highway, an acute shortage of LPG cylinders had hit the valley, forcing the authorities to go for rationing of cooking gas.

After remaining closed for two days, the Srinagar international airport also reopened for flights and these were operating normally on Tuesday, officials said

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