Srinagar: Traffic on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed on Friday for weekly maintenance and repair work.
However, a traffic police official told UNI that the traffic on the highway could not be restored on Saturday due to a landslide at Samroli in Udhampur on Friday evening.
The official said that the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has pressed into service sophisticated machines to put through the traffic on Kashmir highway. “Traffic will be restored after clearing the landslide,” he added.
Frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway since its expansion has been a major cause of concern for the people living in Kashmir valley, where suspension of traffic results in increase in the rates of essential commodities by many folds.