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SINGLE WAY TRAFFIC ON JAMMU SRINAGAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY ON TRACK

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: One-way traffic was allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday and only stranded vehicles are moving from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic official said.

Around 7,000 vehicles stranded in the Kashmir Valley would only be allowed to move towards the Jammu region after the highway was completely decongested, the official added, hoping the process might get smoother by later in the day.

The strategic 300-km long national highway that links the landlocked valley to other regions was restored on Friday afternoon for traffic.

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THREE CITIES BEAT DELHI TO BE THE MOST POLLUTED

ANM News Desk: Three northern cities have bypassed Delhi to become India’s most polluted regions this year, with Bihar’s capital Patna emerging as the forerunner, studies show. The other two cities occupying prominent positions on the list are Kanpur and Varanasi, both in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh.

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DAY 6: JAMMU SRINAGAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY CLOGGED CONTINUOUSLY

Yawar Shafi, Kashmir: The Jammu Srinagar National Highway Closed down for the straight Sixth Day today due to landslides at several places on the highway.

A traffic department official said that a landslide hit the highway at Marog Sunday evening blocking the road. He said that the traffic will be allowed to ply only when the landslide is cleared.

The blockade of highway has left hundreds of vehicles stranded for the last six days thereby causing acute shortage of essentials in the valley.

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DAY 5: JAMMU SRINAGAR NATIONAL HIGHWAY STAND STILL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Jammu Srinagar National Highway is still closed down for the fifth consecutive day today, as authorities said road clearance operation was continuing on “war-footing”.

“Snow clearance operation has been completed from Bannihal to Qazigund town on Saturday. Our main problem is the Ramsoo-Ramban stretch which is filled with landslide. Clearance operation is continuing on war-footing,” a traffic department official said.

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8 DEAD IN JAWAHAR TUNNEL AVALANCHE IN KASHMIR

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The dead body of another cop has been recovered under snow avalanche raising the death toll to 8.

In the ongoing rescue operation at Jawahar Tunnel, authorities on Saturday said that one more body was recovered from the debris of an avalanche.

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DAY 4: KASHMIR NATIONAL HIGHWAY STAND STILL

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: For the fourth consecutive day today, The Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed due to snow accumulation and landslide debris on the strategic 300 km-long road.

Snow clearance operation is going on in the Bannihal sector while landslide debris is being cleared at Digdol, Panthal, Battery Chashma and Anokhi Falls in the Ramsoo-Ramban sector.

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JAWAHAR TUNNEL AVALANCHE: RESCUE EFFORTS INTENSIFIED IN COMBING EFFORTS

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Day after Snow Avalanche hits Jawahar Tunnel on Jammu Srinagar National Highway, Rescue operation has been intensified as 10 policemen feared to be trapped inside their post under a snow avalanche.

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DAY 3: KASHMIR NATIONAL HIGHWAY STAND STILL, ADMIN ORDERS RATIONING

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: The Jammu Srinagar National Highway is still closed for the straight consecutive day today due to landslides and avalanches

No traffic was allowed on the highway on Friday due to multiple avalanches in the Banihal area and landslides in the Ramsoo-Ramban area.

Avalanches that occurred between Qazigund and Jawahar Tunnel those are yet to be cleared, traffic department officials said.

Incessant rain in Ramsoo-Ramban triggered landslides at Panthal, Anokhi Falls and Battery Chashma.

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FRESH SNOWFALL DISRUPTS LIFE IN VALLEY

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Fresh snowfall in Kashmir Valley leads to disruption of life and Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country for the second day as the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remained closed and flight services were disrupted at the airport here due to heavy snowfall in the region.

The valley and high-altitude areas of Jammu and Kashmir have been experiencing heavy snowfall over the past 24 hours, officials in Srinagar said

“Of the 31 flights scheduled to arrive at the Srinagar airport, so far, 18 have been cancelled due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall,” an official of the Airport Authority of India said.

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AIR TRAFFIC HALTED AT SRINAGAR AIRPORT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

Yawar Shafi, Srinagar: Air traffic has been suspended at the Srinagar airport due to poor visibility amid heavy snowfall. All flights to and from Srinagar were cancelled on Wednesday. No flight could land or take off from the airport today morning.

Flight operations will start only after visibility improves, Airport officials said, adding that snow clearance on the runway was hampered by the continued snowfall.

Electric supply was interrupted in many parts of the valley, especially north Kashmir areas with the Power Department informing that efforts were on to restore snapped lines.