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Srinagar-Jammu highway reopens

IANS  Srinagar, January 20, 2013
First Published: 10:12 IST(20/1/2013) | Last Updated: 10:14 IST(20/1/2013)

 As the weather improved across the state on Sunday, the Srinagar-Jammu highway was reopened for one-way traffic after three days, an official said.


"Traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar on the highway today (Sunday). Drivers are advised to drive cautiously as slippery road conditions exist at places on the highway," said an official of the traffic department.

As reports of non-availability of electric power continued to pour in from different parts of the Kashmir Valley, engineers of the power development department (PDD) said they had restored 80% supplies till Saturday evening.

"Our men are still on the restoration job, but we have already restored 80% supply," said a PDD engineer.

 The weather office said no rain or snow was expected in the Kashmir Valley during the next 24 hours although cloudy conditions would continue during this period.

Kashmir University officials who had postponed all exams till January 19 have said that it would be held as per the announced schedule from Monday.

 Air India on Sunday will be operating a flight from winter capital Jammu to Leh town for the stranded passengers of Ladakh region, an official said.

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