Snow envelopes J-k, strands over 3000 automobiles on Jammu-Srinagar freeway

Visitors on the 270-km lengthy Jammu-Srinagar nationwide freeway remained suspended for the second straight day on Monday as a consequence of heavy snowfall round Jawahar Tunnel and in Banihal of Ramban district. Although the street was cleared of landslides at Magerkot, Battery Chashma, Mother Passi, Marog and Panthial in Ramban distict, heavy accumulation of snow on the north portal of Jawahar Tunnel in Decrease Munda has been hampering vehicular motion. A whole lot of vans from avalanche inclined space in Decrease Munda have been cleared and allowed to move by the Jawahar tunnel in the direction of Banihal. Visitors Police have pressed into service their cell groups making bulletins on loudspeakers telling the those that no automobile shall be allowed to Srinagar due to landslides and snowfall in Ramban and rains in Udhampur space.

“Round 2,500 automobiles together with vans have been stranded between Udhampur and Ramban since Saturday night,” stated a visitors police officer.

Equally, 170 Srinagar-bound mild motor automobiles (LMVs) and 150 heavy automobiles in addition to 20 Jammu-bound LMVs have been stranded between Ramsu and Jawahar Tunnel. Round 80 Srinagar-bound LMVs have been stranded in Ramban and 50 HMVs in Chanderkot whereas 190 Srinagar- sure tankers have been stranded in Batote space. The Mughal Highway, an alternate street that connects the Kashmir valley to Jammu area by Shopian-Rajouri axis, additionally stays closed within the winter as a consequence of heavy snowfall. Nationwide Freeway Authority of India (NHAI) has pressed into service their males and machineries to clear snow and particles from the affected stretches of the Jammu-Srinagar freeway. In the meantime, the Met workplace has forecast widespread reasonable to heavy snowfall with remoted very heavy snowfall from Monday night to January 6 forenoon with peak exercise throughout Monday night time to Tuesday afternoon in each Jammu and Kashmir areas. The climate is predicted to enhance considerably from January 6 onwards.