Trucks stranded on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway
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SRINAGAR — The Jammu-Srinagar national highway, spanning 270 km, has been partially reopened for one-way traffic after being shut for two days due to landslides in Ramban district.

The closure stemmed from landslides and stone shootings at numerous points along the highway, disrupting the vital link between Kashmir and the rest of the country. Clearing operations at various landslide-affected spots were impeded by continuous rainfall and snowfall.

However, with improved weather conditions, road clearance efforts intensified, leading to the partial reopening of the highway for one-way traffic in the afternoon.

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This development has facilitated the removal of stranded vehicles between Nashi and Banihal. Ongoing efforts aim to fully restore traffic flow in both directions by tonight, with a reassessment scheduled for tomorrow morning to determine the road’s condition for allowing fresh traffic from both sides.

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