Odisha News Insight

BRO closes Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Jammu-Srinagar national highwayThe strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway will remain closed on Saturday for vehicular traffic due to road clearance and repair work, authorities said.

A senior traffic police officer has said here on Saturday, “There will be no vehicular traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway today as the border roads organisation (BRO) is undertaking landslide clearance and repair work at some places on the highway those had suffered massive damage due recent rainfall”.

The official said on Sunday one-way traffic would be allowed to move on the highway from Jammu to Srinagar.

The over 300 Km long road is the landlocked Valley’s only surface link with rest of the country. All supplies of essentials of life are routed through this road and any temporary closure comes handy for unscrupulous traders who create artificial scarcity of goods to hike prices. (IANS)

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