Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh road

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Srinagar, Oct 18: Traffic was restored on Thursday on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, the only road linking Ladakh region with Kashmir, after remaining suspended due to snow and slippery road condition yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Jammu national highway and historic Mughal road are through for traffic with some restrictions on traffic movement.
We have resumed traffic movement on Srinagar-Leh national highway which was suspended yesterday due to slippery road conditions following fresh snowfall at different places, including Zojila pass and Meenmarg, traffic police official said.
Hundreds of valley bound vehicles, including those carrying passengers and empty trucks and oil tankers, left Drass, Meenmarg and other places early in the morning for Sonamarg in central Kashmir, he said during this period no vehicle is allowed from opposite direction to avoid any accident or traffic jam.
He said traffic will be allowed from here to Ladakh immediately after last vehicle from other side reach Sonamarg.
The 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, was through for traffic, he said. Today Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic was allowed from Jammu to Srinagar only. No HMV will be allowed from opposite direction, he said adding similarly Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic will ply from Srinagar to Jammu only.
They said historic 86-km-long Mughal road from Shopian in south Kashmir to Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region was also through for traffic. Light motor vehicles will ply from both sides while heavey vehicle will continue to ply from one side.