Srinagar, Aug 31: One-way traffic on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was resumed this afternoon after remaining suspended since early this morning due to fresh landslides and shooting stone, triggered by overnight rain.
Vehicles, mostly trucks loaded with essentials and oil tankers, which had left Jammu today were allowed to move towards Kashmir valley, a traffic police official told UNI this afternoon.
He said traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway on Monday was suspended due to fresh landslides and shooting stones at Penthyal and other places in Ramban this morning.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) started road clearance operation once landslides and shooting stones stopped.
Later, after receiving green signal, traffic was restored on the highway, he said adding the sky is cloudy in the affected area.
Traffic was restored only recently after remaining suspended for four days due to landslides and shooting stones at several places.
Passenger traffic on the highway remained suspended since March this year due to COVID-19 pandemic.
However, passenger vehicles having valid travel permit issued by divisional commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu are allowed after proper verification of documents.