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Traffic to remain suspended tomorrow on Srinagar Jammu-National Highway for Maintenance: Traffic Authorities

Jahangir Sofi

Srinagar, Jan 28: The 270 Kilometre-long stretch Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will remain closed for traffic movement tomorrow for maintenance.

ADGP Traffic T. Namgyal while speaking to news agency—KNO said, “The traffic will remain suspended on Srinagar Jammu National Highway for maintenance, no vehicular movement will be allowed for tomorrow.”

“The retaining wall which had collapsed at Kela morh on 10 th JAN.The repair of collapsed segment, the retaining wall is still under progress, at Kela morh. Maybe it may take 10 days for full restoration of the collapsed segment. Bailey bridge has helped in restoring the supply line to the valley”, he said.

Pertinent to mention that the retaining wall of the Bridge had collapsed at Kela Morh in district Ramban, after which Traffic Authorities suspended the traffic on Srinagar Jammu National Highway causing lot of problems to the people travelling on the highway.

As an interim relief NHAI had roped in BRO to launch Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in district Ramban which was completed in 60 hours and on priority basis essential supplies were moved towards valley.

In a communiqué by Traffic Police Headquarters J&K which read, “Tomorrow on 29-01-2021, No vehicular movement shall be allowed from either side on Jammu-Srinagar NHW  in view of maintenance/repairing of the road.”

“Mughal road continues to remain closed due to snow accumulation”, reads the communique.

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5 more localities declared as micro-containment zones in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – The authorities on Monday declared five more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo areas of Srinagar in view of detection of fresh Covid-19 cases.

Srinagar admin said that 5 more localities of Zadibal and Batamaloo have been declared as Covid-19 containment zones to prevent the further spread of the virus.

The areas which have been declared as containment zones include Meerakabad Shalimar, Hyder Colony Kill Khan Gali Upper Soura, Buchpora Firdous Colony in Zadibal and Gazaliabad Lane No. 01 HMT and Shahanwar Colony Lane 02 in Batamaloo area of Srinagar.

Officials said that at least these areas have at least 33 active cases of Covid-19 and to prevent the further spread of the virus, these localities have been declared as micro-containment zones.

KNO

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Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight

(Asian News Hub) – At least two unidentified militants have been killed in an encounter that broke out between government forces and militants in Zeipora Mantribugh area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

A senior police officer told that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained. He said that the search operation is still on in the area.

He said that the militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 34 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

Pertinently, 38 militants have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.

Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, the internet services have been snapped across Shopian district.

KNO

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Fortis hospital sets Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar

Appoints Dr Mir Sammiullah as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram

(Asian News Hub) – Keeping in view the rising incidence of liver diseases in Kashmir, Fortis Hospital has established a Liver Diseases Centre at Star Hospital Srinagar.

The Centre will cater all types of liver diseases and liver transplant services.

Dr Mir Sammiullah has been appointed as senior Liver Transplant Consultant at Fortis Hospital Gurugram.

The OPD services will be on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm.

KNT

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