Srinagar: Traffic was on Wednesday restored to dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including border towns of Machil and Gurez, after remaining closed for four days due to fresh snowfall in north Kashmir.
However, the border town of Keran remained cutoff from its tehsil and district headquarter in Kupwara for the second successive day due to a massive landslide on Tuesday following incessant rain.
“Vehicles were playing normally on Kupwara-Machil road after it was put through for traffic after remaining closed for four successive days due to about a foot of fresh snowfall,” an official of Police Control Room (PCR), Kupwara told UNI over the phone.
He said traffic was allowed on the Kupwara-Machil road after getting a green signal from officials deployed at various places on the road following clearance of over a foot of fresh snowfall on Saturday. “Traffic was also plying normally on Kupwara-Karnah road, which remained unaffected due to the wet weather”.
He said Traffic on Kupwara-Keran road was again suspended on Tuesday morning after a landslide due to incessant rain.
“Border Road Organisation (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 added.
An official of Police Control Room (PCR) from Bandipora said traffic was resumed to the border town of Gurez and adjoining areas after remaining suspended since Saturday due to accumulation of snow.
“Razdan pass and adjoining areas on Bandipora-Gurez road had received about 7 to 8 inches of fresh snowfall on Saturday,” he said, adding the snow was cleared on the road and traffic was on Wednesday morning allowed to ply from Bandipora to Gurez.