Srinagar: The border town of Keran was once again on Tuesday cutoff from rest of the valley due to a landslide, triggered by incessant rain in north Kashmir, where traffic to dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained suspended for the fourth successive day.
However, traffic on Kupwara-Karnah road was plying normally.
“Traffic on Kupwara-Keran road was again suspended on Tuesday morning after a landslide due to incessant rain,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara told UNI over the phone.
He said Border Road Organization (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the road, has pressed into service sophisticated machines to clear the landslide and put through the road for traffic.
He said snow clearance operation was going on war footing to restore traffic to Machil, which remained cutoff from district headquarter in Kupwara since Saturday due to accumulation of about a foot on the road.
However, he said the operation could be effected following prediction of another spell of rain and snow from Tuesday.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora told UNI that traffic remained suspended since Saturday to the border town of Gurez and adjoining areas due to accumulation of snow. “Razdan pass and adjoining areas on Bandipora-Gurez road recovered about 7 to 8 inches of fresh snowfall on Saturday,” he said.
An official in Deputy Commissioner (DC) officer in Bandipora said that snow clearance operation was going on war footing and traffic will be most likely restored on Bandipora-Gurez road on Wednesday.
Gurez was on April 10 reconnected with district headquarters Bandipora in north Kashmir after remaining cutoff for over four months due to the accumulation of snow, avalanches and slippery conditions.