Traffic on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway,the only all-weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of thecountry, remained suspended for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
Srinagar-Jammu national highway was closed on Friday forweekly maintenance and repair work.
However, a traffic police official said that the traffic onthe highway could not be restored on Saturday due to a landslide at Samroli inUdhampur on Friday evening.
The official said that the National Highway Authority ofIndia (NHAI) has pressed into service sophisticated machines to put through thetraffic on Kashmir highway. “Traffic will be restored after clearing thelandslide,” he added.
Frequent closure of Srinagar-Jammu national highway sinceits expansion has been a major cause of concern for the people living inKashmir valley, where suspension of traffic results in increase in the rates ofessential commodities by many folds.