The Srinagar-Jammu national highway continue to ramain closed for the third day on Wednesday. The official reason that came out was landslides.
The northern state received the season’s major snowfall. Fresh landslides folllowed with rain in the areas of districts Udhampur and Rambhan on Monday.
The closure has led to an increase in the price of daily items like food grains, vegetables, medicines, edible oils and petroleum products. However, an official has confirmed that there are enough essential items available in the area. It is also promised that if any of the traders is found taking the benefit of the road block, they will dealt as per law.
The clearance work progress will take some time as lot of stones have gathered on the road. The road authorities need a fair amount time to clear the highway. Earlier the highway was opened on Tuesday after a gap of two days.
Some of the areas are still facing darkness due to lack of electricity while at some places the problem is solved. The air services resumed. Low visibility and snow on Monday.
An official in a statement said,” Clearance work is under process and a decision to allow movement of traffic on the highway will be taken only after the road is cleared off by the concerned road maintenance agency and after assessing weather as well as road condition.”
The 300 -kilometer highway is the only all-weather-road that links Kashmir Valley with the rest of India.