Amid reports of shortage of daily supplies in the Valley owing to the recent snowfall, the authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday shut the only surface-link to the rest of the world for five days.
Expectedly, the shutting of the Srinagar-Jammu highway will accentuate the shortage of suplies and fuel.
Authorities said the highway was closed for traffic in view of the damage to a bridge near Kela Morh in Ramban district of Jammu divison.
The bridge on the vital road link was damaged due to the snowfall last week.
“There was no traffic movement on Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday as well,” an official said.
Indian authorities had last week rationed fuel and cooking gas in the region amid a heavy snowfall which lasted for days.
However, Jammu-Doda-Kishtwar, Jammu-Ramban, Magerkot-Banihal and Banihal-Qazigund stretches are through for traffic.
Meanwhile, Mughal road continues to remain closed due to snow accumulation, however, flight operations remained smooth on Monday.