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By: PTI | Jammu | Updated: November 16, 2020 4:17:45 pm The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), which is liable for highway upkeep, has deployed its workforce to clear the highway however the incessant rains hampered the clearance operations, the officers mentioned, anticipating the highway to reopen for site visitors later within the day. (Express File Photo)The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the one all-weather highway connecting Kashmir with remainder of the nation, was closed for site visitors on Monday following snowfall round Jawahar Tunnel and landslides from the hillocks at a number of locations in Ramban district, officers mentioned.
The alternate hyperlink between the valley and remainder of the nation, Mughal Road, additionally remained closed for the third day as excessive altitude areas skilled snowfall, whereas plains of Jammu and different components have been lashed by rains since Sunday afternoon, the officers mentioned.
The snowfall began round Jawahar Tunnel, the gateway to the Kashmir Valley, late Sunday night and was persevering with intermittently, forcing authorities to droop the site visitors on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway as a consequence of slippery situation of the highway, the officers mentioned.
However, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) which is sustaining the highway stretch between Zig-Banihal, together with the Jawahar Tunnel space, have pressed its males and machines to clear the highway.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), which is liable for highway upkeep, has deployed its workforce to clear the highway however the incessant rains hampered the clearance operations, the officers mentioned, anticipating the highway to reopen for site visitors later within the day.
The officers mentioned the Mughal Road, connecting the dual districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu area with south Kashmir’s Shopian district, remained closed for the third day in view of heavy snowfall in Peer Ki Gali and adjoining areas.
The snow clearance operation is prone to begin later within the day given the prediction of enchancment in climate from this afternoon, they mentioned.
Reports of snowfall from excessive altitude areas have been obtained from Ramban, Doda, Poonch, Rajouri and Udhampur districts, whereas the plains together with Jammu metropolis have been lashed by rains since Sunday, ending over two-month-long dry spell within the area.
A Meteorological Department official mentioned the very best 37.Four mm of rainfall was recorded in Banihal throughout the previous 24 hours ending 8.30 am Monday, adopted by 35 mm in Katra city, the bottom camp for the pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi shrine.
Jammu metropolis recorded 26.6 mm of rainfall throughout the identical interval, whereas the freeway city of Batote recorded 33.6 mm of rainfall.
After the snowfall, Banihal was the coldest recorded place in Jammu area with a low of 0.2 levels Celsius, the official mentioned, including that Katra recorded a minimal of 9.2 levels Celsius and Jammu 12.6 levels Celsius. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to hitch our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines For all the most recent India News, obtain Indian Express App.

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