Srinagar: Roads to several far-flung and remote villages, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), reopened on Monday after remaining closed for two days due to slippery road conditions and accumulation of snow.
However, two main roads — Kupwara-Machil and Bandipora-Gurez — remained closed following which dozens of remote villages remained cut off from their respective tehsil and district headquarters.
“One-way traffic has been restored on Kupwara-Keran road though the vehicles are currently plying only till Munden, which is few kms from the main town,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara, told UNI.
said the snow clearance operation to restore traffic till Keran town was going on war footing. “Traffic is plying normally on Kupwara-Karnah road, which remained unaffected from the recent snowfall,” he said.
Traffic remained suspended to several far-flung and remote villages, including Machil, due to accumulation of several feet of snow. “Snow clearance operation was going on war footing to restores traffic to these areas. Vehicular traffic will be allowed only after clearance of the road and getting a green signal from officials deployed on the ground,” he added.
People in Gurez continued to suffer as the border town remained cutoff from rest of Kashmir valley since January 1. “Razdan pass, connecting Gurez, Neeru and dozens of other areas near LoC with district headquarters Bandipora, which is already covered over several feet of snow, received fresh snowfall on Saturday,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Bandipora, told UNI.
He said the road is expected to reopen in April as Radzan pass is under several feet of snow and the area is avalanche prone.