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Jammu-Srinagar road blockage causes scarcity of essential commodities in Kashmir

Stocks of many essential commodities and food items in Kashmir, particularly in Srinagar, are running low as the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remained closed for the fourth day on Thursday. The cause of the closure was the collapse of a retaining wall at Ramban on January 10. Unfortunately, the closure came right after a six-day shutdown of the highway due to heavy snowfall between January 3 and 8.

On the evening of January 10, just two days after the highway was opened following the heavy snowfall across Jammu and Kashmir, a retaining wall of the bridge at Kela Morh in Ramban collapsed prompting another highway closure.

According to, officials said that it will still take two weeks for the repair and they are currently working on a Bailey bridge to facilitate temporary resumption of traffic.

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