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3,000 vehicles cross Jawahar Tunnel

india Updated: Jan 04, 2014 21:00 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

One-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway moved smoothly on Saturday. According to the traffic police, nearly 3,000 vehicles, including trucks and Army convoys, crossed Jawahar Tunnel towards Jammu.

Besides, nearly 250 stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards Srinagar, but no new vehicles were allowed to do so.

There has been an improvement in the weather, and light snowfall was received at higher places.
The traffic police were hopeful of pushing more vehicles towards Srinagar till late Saturday evening if the weather continued to remain healthy.

However, at some places, like Chenani, where a portion of the road had caved in, traffic jams persisted as vehicles could move only in a single line. At other spots, chaos was created by reckless driving.
Traffic movement from Jammu to Srinagar will be allowed on Sunday.

On Saturday, Leh was the coldest place in the state at minus 14° Celsius, followed by Kargil at minus 13° Celsius.