Kashmir Valley remains cut off for 5th consecutive day

Kashmir valley remained cut off from the rest of the world for the 5th day today due to closure of the 300-km-long Kashmir highway due to landslides.

Hundreds of vehicles, including those carrying passengers and trucks loaded with essentials, are stranded on the highway at several places on other side of Jawahar tunnel.

A traffic police official told Kashmir Post: “We allowed some stranded vehicles to move yesterday for a brief period but fresh landslides and shooting stones forced us to suspend traffic again.”

Meanwhile, the Ladakh region remained cut off from the Kashmir valley though the road was put through from Srinagar to Gumri on this side of the Zojila pass.

There was also fresh snowfall on historic Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, which remained closed for the past four months.