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Kashmir Valley remains cut-off for 5th day

india Updated: Sep 05, 2006 13:37 IST
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The Kashmir Valley continued to remain cut-off from the rest of the country for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday as traffic on the key Srinagar-Jammu national highway remained suspended due to landlines triggered by heavy rains.

The traffic on the 300-km highway, the only surface link between Kashmir Valley and rest of the country, was suspended on Friday following landslides between Ramban and Ramsu, a 23-kms road stretch, a Traffic Departement spokesman said.

He said a portion of the highway from Awantipora to Barsoo in Pulwama district remained submerged in flood waters.

However, personnel of Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which maintains the highway, were engaged in clearing the hurdles.

Meanwhile, the Srinagar-Leh highway, which also remained closed for traffic since Friday, was reopened this morning, the spokesman said. The 434-km road was cleared on Monday but no traffic was allowed since the highway remains usually closed on Mondays.

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