Jammu-Srinagar highway to remain closed

The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which was closed for traffic due to a damaged bridge at Ramban, around 150 kilometres from Jammu, will continue to remain closed.

 The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway which was closed for traffic due to a damaged bridge at Ramban, around 150 kilometres from Jammu, will continue to remain closed, officials said.

“It will take at least five days to repair the damaged bridge as stated by NHAI. However, Jammu-Doda-Kishtwar, Jammu-Ramban, Magerkot-Banihal, and Banihal-Qazigund stretches are open for traffic. People are requested to make their journey accordingly,” traffic police said.

The Jammu-Srinagar highway is the main road link connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.

The road was opened for one-way traffic on January 3 after remaining closed for a week due to heavy snowfall, landslides and shooting stones triggered by wet weather along the highway at many places.

The Mughal Road which is the second road link connecting Kashmir valley with the Jammu region is also closed due to snow accumulation.