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Jammu Srinagar National Highway Traffic Update

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Two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic was resumed on Thursday on the 270-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway after remaining closed for weekly Wednesday maintenance.

 

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However, the historic 86-km-long Mughal road, seen as alternative to Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained closed though snow clearance operation has been completed.

”We allowed LMV traffic from both Srinagar and Jammu today”, a traffic police official told UNI. However, he said the Kashmir bound vehicles had to leave Nagrota between 0700 hrs to 1200 hrs and Jekhani, Udhampur, from 0800 hrs to 1300 hrs.

Similarly, Jammu bound vehicles had to leave Zig Qazigund from 0700 hrs to 1200 hrs, he said adding no vehicle will be allowed after cut off timing.

Traffic on the highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of country, was suspended on Wednesday to allow National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to undertake weekly maintenance and repair work.
Spokesman said Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) will continue to ply one-way only. Today HMVs will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and vehicles had to leave Jekheni Udhampur between 1400 hrs to 0200 hrs.

Security forces are advised not to ply against the traffic advisory issued by the traffic department in view of traffic congestion on the highway, he said adding they may ply from Jammu towards Srinagar.

He said Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region remained closed though snow has been cleared.

Meanwhile, Apni Party (AP) vice president Choudhary Zulfikar Ali has urged government to reopen the Mughal year.
He said that the people of Rajouri and Poonch especially patients and students are worst sufferers due to closure of the Mughal road.

People visiting Kashmir have to travel over 500 km to reach valley via Jammu when the distance via Mughal road is just 86 km, he said.

The Mughal road is a very important link between the traders of Kashmir and Rajouri and Poonch, he said and adding that since Poonch and Rajouri districts lack specialized medical facilities, patients prefer to go to Srinagar. However, due to closure of the Mughal road they suffered the most, he alleged. He demanded construction of a tunnel to make it all weather road.

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Jammu Kashmir – Three militants killed, one surrendered in Shopian, Operation is still on

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In a brush between militants and security in the Shopian district of Jammu And Kashmir, 3 militants were encountered by the security. One militant has surrendered. His name is said to be Taufik Ahmed. According to the News Agency ANI the search operation is still on. It was said that the brush has started in Kanigam of the Shopian district and that some militants have been cordoned by the security forces.
Before this, Jammu Kashmir had informed that Shopian where the brush is currently happening, Al Badr hired four militants have been cordoned off. According to the Police, they are trying their best that the militants surrender their themselves along with their weapons.

 

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Last month the security forces had arrested a militant belonging to the Al BADR group seizing weapons and gunpowder. The militant was identified as Gulzar Ahmed Bhatt, resident of Bathpora Arvani Anantnag.

Security Forces had attained great success in March in Sapore of the the Baramula district. In the brush between the militants and the security forces, the latter had encountered the divisional commander Ganai Khwaja of the militant group Al Badr. Weapons and loads of gunpowder were seized from the killed militant.

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Authorities refute rumours about ‘complete’ lockdown in THIS district

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District administration Shopian on Wednesday refuted rumours about a complete COVID-19 lockdown in the district.

 

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The District Information Centre Shopian tweeted thai afternoon that only some localities of Shopian town had been declared as micro containment zones while rest areas shall operate as per SOPs issued by the authorities.

“Some Mohallas of the town #Shopian have been declared as micro containment zones. Rest shall operate as per SOPs issued by SEC/SDMA.

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31 more COVID-19 deaths reported in J&K

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At least 31 more people succumbed to COVID-19 since last evening in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the fatality count to 2489, officials said on Wednesday.

 

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Report said that eighteen of the fresh deaths were reported at GMC Jammu while the rest 13 occurred in various hospitals of Kashmir.

Among others, an 85-year-old man from Shivpora Srinagar died at SMHS hospital, a day after he was admitted there, the officials said.

They said a 55-year-old woman from Chinad Delina died at Indoor Stadium Khawajabagh Baramulla , two days after admitted to the newly set up health facility.

A 65-year-old man from Nowgam died at SMHS Hospital, two days after he was admitted, they said.

A 65-year-old man from Gulshan Abad Noor Bagh died six days after he was admitted at SMHS hospital, added the officials.

Besides, a 26-year-old man from UP, presently putting up in Habba Kadal died at SMHS hospital, five days after he was admitted.

A 50-year-old woman from Khanyar Srinagar died at SKIMS Soura, a day after she was admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 70-year-old man from Safa Kadal Srinagar died at JLNM hospital, a day after he was admitted there.

An 82-year-old woman Sonwar Srinagar died a fortnight after she was admitted to a hospital here.

A 65-year-old woman from Aalochi Bagh died 12 days she was admitted to the SMHS hospital.

A 75-year-old from Nowpora Srinagar and a 75-year-old man from Alamgari Bazar died at SKIMS Soura with four days of their admitted to the tertiary care hospital.

A 62-year-old from Sarnal and one more patients died at GMC Anantnag, days after they were admitted there.

Officials further infirmed that a 50-year-old woman from Zafron colony Pampora died hours after she was admitted to SMHS hospital.

With these deaths, 1024 people have died due to the virus in Jammu division and 1465 succumbed in Kashmir valley so far, they added.

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