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Dozens of far-flung areas remain cut off, Kashmir highway through
2/17/2017 11:19:13 AM

Srinagar, Feb 17 Dozens of far-flung and remote areas, including those near the Line of Control (LoC), remained cut off due to snow, while the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, was through for one-way traffic only.
A number of cut off areas still remained without electricity in north Kashmir.
Official sources told UNI that dozens of far-flung and remote areas, particularly in the frontier district of Kupwara and Bandipora, remained cut off. Besides areas near LoC remained cut off with their respective district headquarters due to accumulation of heavy snow on roads.
Deputy Commissioner, Bandipora, visited a number of cut off areas, including Gudara yesterday, to take stock of the situation there. However, he was informed that there was enough stock of ration stored in the cut off areas.
However, people alleged that the Power Development Department (PDD) has failed to restore electricity.
Due to heavy snowfall, border town of Gurez, Neeru, Keran, Karnah and Tangdhar also remained cut off . However, authorities have already pressed into service machines to clear the snow on the road.
The authorities are operating helicopter service to cut off areas, including Gurez, Dawar and Neeru which remained landlocked for six winter months.
Meanwhile, only one-way traffic continued on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway and today traffic will ply from Srinagar to Jammu, a traffic police official told UNI.
He said no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction to avoid any traffic jam and accident.
However, vehicles will have to cross Qazigund by 1300 hrs and no vehicle will be allowed after the deadline, he said.
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