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J&K Cops Work Tirelessly To Rescue 800+ Stranded Commuters in Sub-Zero Conditions!

As Jammu and Kashmir witnessed its first spate of heavy snowfall this season, check out these pics of the cops braving the freezing conditions to do their duty. #Respect

The Jammu & Kashmir Police, on their Twitter handle, posted the photo of a traffic constable who risked his life to save passengers under five feet of snow on the historic ‘Peer Ki Gali’ stretch along Mughal Road, which runs between Poonch and Shopian district.

"We appreciate this Jammu & Kashmir Traffic Cop who risked his life to save stranded passengers on Historical Mughal Road Shopian at Pir ki Gali where five feet snow accumulated," said J&K Police. (Source: Twitter)
“We appreciate this Jammu & Kashmir Traffic Cop who risked his life to save stranded passengers on Historical Mughal Road Shopian at Pir ki Gali where five feet snow accumulated,” said J&K Police. (Source: Twitter)

While they did not reveal the traffic personnel’s name, the Press Trust of India reported that over 120 people were rescued from the same stretch as the region recorded its first heavy snowfall, mostly consisting of truckers.

A Police constable carrying ailing truck driver trapped in snow on his back during rescue operation in Mughal road. (Source: Twitter/J&K Police/Amit Sharma)
A Police constable carrying ailing truck driver trapped in snow on his back during rescue operation in Mughal road. (Source: Twitter/J&K Police/Amit Sharma)

Speaking to the Press Trust of India on Saturday afternoon, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Mohammed Rafiq, who led the rescue operation in these parts, said, “A joint rescue operation was launched last evening after it was reported that over 70 vehicles, mostly trucks, were left stranded on both sides due to the heavy snowfall and subsequently over 120 persons were rescued and shifted safely to Surankote.”

Over 700 evacuated from Jawhar Tunnel and Sonmarg. Over thousand civilians provided shelter food at Banihal (Source: Twitter)
Over 700 evacuated from Jawhar Tunnel and Sonmarg. Over thousand civilians provided shelter food at Banihal.

Those rescued from the snow fell ill and were lodged into a government hospital accordingly. However, this wasn’t the only rescue operation in motion over the weekend with the police evacuating 700 stranded passengers on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Night long rescue operation at NHW44. JKP rescue teams evacuating stranded passengers to safer places at Jawahar Tunnel. (Source: Twitter)
Night long rescue operation at NHW44. JKP rescue teams evacuating stranded passengers to safer places at Jawahar Tunnel (Left). J&K Police clearing the highway (Right)-(Source: Twitter)

According to news agencies, this road is now open for traffic coming from Srinagar to Jammu following hours of authorities clearing the snow.

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(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)

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