Srinagar, Jan 12: Authorities today said that it will take 10 days to fix the retaining wall of a bridge on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway to make it motorable.
According to the officials, “Jammu-Srinagar NHW shall remain closed due to sudden collapse of retaining wall of a bridge near Kela Morh, Ramban on 10.01.2021 at 6:20 pm. Repairing by concrete filling and settling of the concrete for making it motorable may take approximately 10 days as per P.D NHAI (Road construction and maintaining Agency).In the interim, to restore connectivity a Bailey bridge is being launched by BRO. However, Jammu-Doda-Kishtwar, Jammu-Ramban, Gool Sangaldan, Magerkot- Banihal, and Banihal-Qazigund stretches are through for local traffic. People are requested to take their journey accordingly,” it said.
The retaining wall of a Bridge near Kela Morh collapsed in Ramban on 10th of January leaving the highway shut for traffic.
“Earlier also highway remained shut for many days due to snowfall leaving to the shortage of essentials in J&K,” an official added.