he arterial Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all-weather road link between Kashmir and rest of the country, remained closed for the 6th consecutive day today, choking supply of essentials to the Valley.
“The Srinagar-Jammu road continues to remain closed for vehicular traffic in view of landslides, snowfall at many places along the 294-km road. The road is slippery in certain snowbound areas,” an official of the Traffic Control department said. He said inclement weather was hampering efforts to restore traffic on the arterial highway. The official said as soon as the road is traffic-worthy, the stranded vehicles along the highway will be cleared for movement to their destination.
However, the flight operation at Srinagar airport, which resumed on Thursday after four days of suspension, was going on as per schedule.