Restoration works underway for reopening NH-44: Traffic Police

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Srinagar-Jammu National Highway traffic
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SRINAGAR — After incessant rainfall battered Kashmir and rendered major roads impassable, the Jammu and Srinagar National Highway continues to remain blocked on Tuesday following landslides and shooting stones at multiple spots along the thoroughfare.

As per the news agency CNS, the J&K Traffic Police said that the works, to resume the traffic movement on NH-44, have been going with men and machinery stepping up the pace.

“Restoration work is in progress on NH-44. Commuters are advised to avoid journey till the road is fully restored,” the J&K Traffic Police said in a post on X.

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It is pertinent to mention that the restoration works to reopen the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway were taken immediately after landslides occurred on the NH-44 but the works were hindered by the incessant rains and shooting stones.

With the let-up in rainfall, traffic officials are expecting the NH-44 to be restored for traffic after expediting the road clearance works.

While filing this report, the restoration works were going on at Dalwas, Mehad and Magerkote areas on the NH-44.

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