Frequent landslides and shooting stones have considerably narrowed down the highway at many places, especially in the Ramban-Ramsoo sector.
Traffic jams have been holding up travellers for hours. This has prompted the authorities to carry out the particular measures on the nearly 300-km long highway.
Closures of the strategic highway have resulted in shortages of essential commodities in the Kashmir Valley during the winter season.
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