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Jammu-Srinagar highway closed for 4th consecutive day

IANS  |  Jammu 

The Jammu-highway remained closed on Saturday for the fourth consecutive day due to snow accumulation and debris on the strategic 300 km-long road, a traffic said.

"Snow clearance operation is going on in the Bannihal sector while debris is being cleared at Digdol, Panthal, Battery Chashma and Anokhi Falls in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector," the said

"We are expecting to get the highway cleared by this afternoon. A decision to allow traffic will be taken after getting an approval from the and the NHAI (National Highway Authority of India)."

Over 2,500 trucks carrying essential supplies to the landlocked Valley are stranded on the highway for the last four days.

Meanwhile, airfare between Srinagar-and Srinagar-has skyrocketed ever since the closure of the highway.

Flights to airport resumed on Friday afternoon following a two-day suspension.

A special plane carried 179 students to from on Friday. These students will appear for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering exam on Satuday.

The has forecast dry weather till February 13 in and

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 09:00 IST
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