Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued
Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued
Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued
Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued…….image/ANI

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch Amid Harsh Weather; Traffic Advisory Issued

A group of seven local trekkers faced a perilous situation as they found themselves stranded on Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. The challenging circumstances unfolded amid heavy snowfall and avalanches, making their rescue a priority for officials.

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch:Rescue Operation by Public Works Department’s Mechanical Engineering Wing

The rescue mission was successfully executed by a dedicated team from the mechanical engineering wing of the Public Works department. These officials braved the adverse weather conditions to ensure the safety of the stranded trekkers. The operation showcased the coordinated efforts of government agencies in responding to emergencies in the region.

Jammu-Srinagar National Highway Closed Again

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch:Crucial Advisory and Caution from Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Police

As the rescue unfolded, the Jammu and Kashmir traffic police issued a crucial advisory for the public, especially those planning travel on Sunday. Recognizing the precarious situation, the advisory urged people to avoid hilly regions and NH44. The Meteorological Department’s forecast of snowfall in the high reaches of Jammu and Kashmir prompted the police to emphasize the need for caution. Travelers were advised against venturing onto hilly roads and NH-44 without confirmation from Traffic Control Units (TCUs).

Trekkers Rescued in Poonch:Traffic Plan and Continued Road Blockages in Jammu and Kashmir

The traffic plan and advisory for March 3, 2024, highlighted the ongoing blockage of key roads, including the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, SSG Road, Mughal Road, Bhaderwah-Chamba Road, and Kishtwar-Sinthan-Anantnag NH-244. The suspension of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, particularly in Udhampur, was a consequence of shooting stones and landslides triggered by overnight rainfall in the Ramnagar Sector. The closure of Jammu Srinagar NHW due to a damaged road at Panthyl further contributed to the challenges faced by commuters.

In conclusion, the region is grappling with the aftermath of adverse weather conditions, and authorities have urged the public to exercise caution and adhere to advisories to ensure their safety on the roads.

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