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Two months needed to repair Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road
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October 13, 2005 16:18 IST

The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road, which has been badly damaged by the massive earthquake in Jammu and Kashmir [Images], will take atleast two months to be repaired, the Army said on Thursday.

According to an estimate by the Border Roads Organisation, the restoration of the road will take at least two months, General Officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lieutenant General S S Dhillon, told reporters.

Dhillon said the road has been damaged by boulders and landslides at atleast three places. Aman Setu, the bridge over the Line of Control, has also suffered some damage. Altogether four kilometres of the road has been damaged by the earthquake, he added.

The commander said as soon as the road is made motorable, the Caravan-e-Aman, the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus connecting both sides of the Line of Control, could start rolling again.

"The bridge is not a problem because in any case the passengers used to cross it on foot. We can have the service as soon as the road is through," he added.

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