Leh, Mughal road remain closed, Kashmir highway through

Srinagar, Apr 11: The 434-km-long national highway, the only road connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, and 86-km-long historic Mughal road remained closed for the third day on Wednesday due to landslides and fresh snowfall while despite heavy rain during the past 24 hours the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was through for traffic.
The Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch remained closed for the third day today on Wednesday, a traffic police official told UNI.
The authorities have already started work to remove the landslides and open the road. But, he said, traffic on the road will be resumed only after receiving green signal, he said . However, only one-way traffic will be allowed to ply on the road which is still narrow at some places as huge snow walls could be seen on both sides of the road.
Meanwhile, the national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir was closed for traffic following avalanche at Captain Mode and fresh snowfall at Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia. There was fresh snowfall at several places on the highway, including at Sonmarg, Zojila and Meenmarg during the past 36 hours. The BRO has pressed into service sophisticated machines and men to put through the highway.
Traffic on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway was plying from both sides for Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) despite rain during the past 24 hours.
Traffic is plying normally on the highway today also, he said adding that Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMV) will continue to ply from only one-way.Today HMVs will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and no HMV will be allowed from opposite direction, he said. But, he said, passengers, drivers and truckers, are requested to contact TCUs in Srinagar, Jammu and other places before undertaking the journey on the highway.