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    Jammu KashmirJammu-Srinagar national highway reopens after days

    Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopens after days


    -Srinagar highway reopens after days

    Srinagar, January 9

    Traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was partially restored on Monday amid cold wave condition in the Valley.

    According to a traffic department official, heavy vehicles will be allowed to move on the strategic highway on Monday.

    “Heavy vehicles will be allowed to move from Jammu to Srinagar, but not from Srinagar to Jammu,” the official said. However, light vehicles will be allowed to move from both sides on the highway.

    Light vehicular movement was restored on the highway on Sunday evening after it remained close for three days.

    Air traffic was also restored between the Valley and the rest of the country on Sunday.

    Rail service between the Balley and Banihal town in the Jammu region resumed on Sunday morning.

    Meanwhile, the Met department has forecast cold and dry in Jammu and Kashmir till Tuesday.

    “Despite improvement in the weather, the cold wave condition is likely to continue because of chilly wind blowing from snow-clad mountains surrounding the Valley,” a Met official said.

    “The minimum temperature was minus 2.3 degrees Celsius in Srinagar on Monday while the maximum was 3 degrees on Sunday. The shortening of the difference between the minimum and the maximum temperatures indicates intense cold in the valley.

    “In Pahalgam, the minimum temperature was minus 9.2 degrees Celsius while it was minus 12.4 degrees Celsius in Gulmarg,” the official said.

    Kashmir University has postponed all exams scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. IANS

    The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.

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