After 17 days, Poonch highway reopened for traffic

Road was closed due to anti-militancy operation at Bhata Dhurian


POONCH — Authorities in Poonch district on Sunday have ordered opening of the stretch of national highway between Bhimber Gali to Jarran Wali Gali that was closed from last 17 days due to ongoing anti-militancy operation at Bhata Dhurian.

Officials told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that today morning, directions were received from higher authorities after which field forces have opened highway stretch for traffic and vehicles are now being allowed to ply on the road.

Eight persons injured, two of them critically, in Poonch

From the last 17 days, highway was continuously closed and people were facing severe hardships while travelling on the alternative Mendhar BG road following its deteriorating condition.

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