After remaining closed for a week due to the collapse of a bridge, with the construction of a bailey bridge, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was thrown open for single-way traffic, officials said on Saturday.
“Subject to fair weather and better road conditions, only one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will be allowed after the installation of the bailey bridge near Kela Morh, Ramban,” said the traffic police.
No vehicle in the opposite direction shall be permitted. The built bailey bridge’s weight bearing capacity is less than 40 metric tonnes. The traffic control unit in Srinagar shall, before releasing traffic, contact the traffic control room in Ramban.
The traffic police further added that it would take time to permanently repair the road and that it is scheduled to be finished by the first week of March.
Due to the sudden collapse of a bridge at Kela Morh, about 150 km from Jammu, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was closed on January 10th. The highway is the main connection between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country by road.