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Srinagar-Jammu highway remains shut for 6th day

Srinagar, February 11, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Srinagar-Jammu highway remained closed for the sixth consecutive day, today, on Monday, stranding hundreds of vehicles and creating a crisis of essential supplies in the Kashmir Valley. A massive landslide hit the highway at Marog on Ramsoo-Ramban delaying the opening of the highway, a traffic department official said.

Unless this is cleared, no traffic will be allowed, he added. Over 3,000 vehicles are stranded along the nearly 300-kilometre long road for the last six days. Many stranded vehicles are carrying essential supplies for the landlocked valley. Due to the unavailability of essentials a crisis situation has arisen there.

In addition to severe shortages of edibles like vegetables, poultry products, mutton, there is shortage of petroleum products as well. Scores of valley-bound people stranded have started running short of money due to the unforeseen severing of road links.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549
Fax: +92-51-4861736
Email: info@kmsnews.org
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