Srinagar, April 1 (GNS): The Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, remained closed for sixth on Wednesday.
The closure of highway has led to shortage of essential medical supplies which are stuck on the highway and are said to suffice the immediate needs of the medicos who are at the forefront of fight against the pandemic.
The traffic authorities told GNS that men and machinery were on job the clear the blockade of the highway due to landslides and shooting stones at Dalwas and Monkey Morh. “It will take time to clear the debris,” it said.
Actually a portion of the highway at Dalwas has sunk, resulting in the suspension of vehicular movement on the strategic thoroughfare.
Sources said the trucks laden with essential goods and oil tankers bound for Kashmir have been stopped at Udhampur and Jammu.
Inspector general of Police, Traffic J&K, T. Namgyal (IPS), told GNS that efforts are underway to restore the highway. “It will be restored very soon and we will communicate it to people accordingly,” he said. (GNS)