Srinagar:On Thursday, traffic on the National Highway(the only all weather road linking Kashmir valley with the rest of the country) was resumed after remaining suspended for a day due to snowfall, informed a traffic police official. However, the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh National Highway and historic 86-km-long Mughal road remained closed for the past about a month due to accumulated snow.

Moderate rain or snow has been forecasted for the next 24 hours with the possibility of heavy snowfall on January 4 and 5 which could lead to disruption of surface as well as air transportation.

''We have resumed one-way traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway today'', traffic police spokesman told UNI.

Traffic was suspended on Wednesday due to snowfall on both sides of the Jawahar tunnel, Shaitan Nallah and Banihal. Today, traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar however, no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, he informed.

The national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, remained closed for the past about one month due to snow accumulation, particularly on Zojila pass. The road remained slippery due to frozen snow and there is no possibility of resuming traffic on the highway before March, official sources said. The Union Government has already given its sanction to construct a tunnel to make it an all weather road.

Similarly, no traffic is possible on historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region.



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