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Jammu-Srinagar NH section shut for aircraft trial run

Jammu-Srinagar NH section shut for aircraft trial run

Security personnel stand guard along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway ahead of landing and take-off trials on newly constructed emergency runway at Bijbehara, in Anantnag district. PTI



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Srinagar, April 1

Traffic was suspended on the Wanpoh-Sangam stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in view of an aircraft trial run on the emergency landing strip at Bijbehara on Monday, officials said. The work on the 3.5-kilometre emergency landing strip was started in 2020 and completed late last year.

Officials said that security was heightened along the emergency landing strip with additional personnel deployed to ensure that people do not stray close to the area.

“Traffic on the highway was diverted from Wanpoh to Sangam to bypass the Bijbehara emergency landing strip where trial landing and take-off of an aircraft was held,” an official said.

The strip can be used by fighter planes and other aircraft in case of war or natural disasters that require massive mobilisation of resources.

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