The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which connects the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country, was today re-opened for vehicular traffic, two days after it was closed following heavy snowfall and rains.
“The highway has been reopened for one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu,” police said.
Over 400 vehicles, which were stranded due to the closure of the highway, were cleared this morning, they said.
Landslides have also been reported at Digdol area on the highway, they said, adding that Border Road Organisation men later cleared the snow and landslides from the highway.
To provide relief and medicare facilities to the stranded passengers on the highway, the district police and civil administration have deployed various teams right up to Patnitop in the jurisdiction of district Udhampur.
A team of revenue, police, health and consumer affairs and Public Distribution Departments has been jointly carrying out relief operation at Jawahir tunnel, Ramban, Banihal Chenani, Kud and Patnitop to assist the stranded passengers.