According to the details, the Kashmir valley is still in the grip of snowfall; due to this the valley remained shut for the third consecutive day. As well as, more than 250-kms-long Srinagar-Jammu national is still closed owing to the heap of snow, avalanche, falling stones.
The authorities informed that Srinagar-Jammu national highway was shut a day before yesterday due to fresh snow fall in the valley. “There is a fresh snowfall during the past 24 hours and it has been snowing,’’ informed, a traffic police official, adding that, “large boulders began to fall from the hilltop due to rain followed by a shooting stone,’’
The stranded passengers, however, are being provided food & accommodations by residents. The authorities were requested by the passengers that they be allowed to use new Banihal-Qazigund tunnel to reach Kashmir. However, the tunnel is expected to be opened up for the public in coming March.