Day 4: Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed

Day 4: Srinagar-Jammu highway remains closed

Jammu, Feb 15:  The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday as authorities said landslide clearance work is still in progress.

“No traffic will be allowed on the highway as road clearance operations are on at Battery Cheshma and some other parts of the road,” a traffic department official said.

At least 2,000 vehicles are stranded at different places on the highway.

The valley-bound commuters are complaining that they have run out of money as shopkeepers and hotel owners are charging exorbitant rates.  Authorities said the highway was likely to be restored by Thursday afternoon. However, nobody should undertake the journey before contacting traffic control rooms in Jammu and Srinagar city.