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Jammu-Srinagar national highway closed for traffic Till

The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday, according to officials. This closure has disrupted the primary route connecting Jammu with Srinagar, a vital link for both passenger and freight transport in the region. Though no specific reason was given for the closure, sources indicated that the highway is undergoing repair and maintenance work.

This unexpected closure has significant implications for the movement of goods and people. The Jammu-Srinagar highway is a lifeline for the region, and its closure often leads to delays and inconvenience for travelers and transporters alike. The authorities have not provided a timeline for when the highway will reopen, causing uncertainty among those dependent on this route.

In addition to the main highway, traffic between Jammu and several other key destinations has also been suspended. These destinations include Chenani, Patnitop, Doda, Ramban, Gool, Banihal, and Srinagar. The suspension of traffic to these areas further exacerbates the situation, as many rely on these routes for daily commuting and transportation of essential goods.

The closure of the highway and the suspension of traffic to other areas highlights the fragile infrastructure in the region. Frequent landslides, weather-related disruptions, and the need for regular maintenance work often lead to such closures, impacting the local economy and daily life.

Despite the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, officials have confirmed that traffic is operational on alternative routes. The Mughal Road and the Bhaderwah-Chamba Road remain open, providing some relief to travelers. These routes, however, are longer and less direct, often resulting in extended travel times.

The Mughal Road, which serves as an alternative route between Jammu and Srinagar, has historically been less prone to the same level of disruption as the Jammu-Srinagar highway. Similarly, the Bhaderwah-Chamba Road offers another viable alternative, though it is not as widely used for heavy transportation.

Travelers and transporters are advised to use these alternative routes until the Jammu-Srinagar highway is reopened. The authorities are expected to provide updates on the status of the highway and the progress of the repair and maintenance work.

In the meantime, those planning to travel between Jammu and Srinagar or to any of the affected areas should stay informed about the current traffic situation and plan their journeys accordingly. The local administration is working to minimize the impact of the closure and ensure that the highway is reopened as soon as possible.

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