One-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway, Leh to open next week

One-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway, Leh to open next week

Srinagar: Vehicles would ply from Srinagar to Jammu on Monday as only one-way traffic continued to ply till further orders on the 270-km-long national highway, the road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.

Sources said 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway would likely be thrown open for traffic next week even as massive snow clearance operation by Beacon project was going on to clear several feet of snow accumulated on the road. The highway, which connects the Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir, remained closed for the past three months due to accumulation of several feet of snow.

The 86-km-long historic Mughal road and Anantnag-Kishtwar road also remained closed for the past over three months due to accumulative of several feet of snow.

“One-way traffic would ply on the highway to avoid traffic jam as the road was still very narrow at some places, particularly between Ramban and Ramsu, where only one vehicle could pass at a time,” a traffic police official told UNI.