The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway continued to be closed for the seventh day Wednesday, but traffic on the 440-km long Srinagar-Leh highway was restored Tuesday.
The road link between Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region has also been restored.
Inspector General of Police Garib Das told IANS Wednesday that 31 people were still missing following a landslide in which 40 people died in Panchauri area in Udhampur district Tuesday.
While 8,000 landlines were activated in Srinagar, mobile phone services have also been partially restored.
A fallout of the floods has been the breakdown of the communication systems in Kashmir. The radio station and Doordarshan facility have been shut for the last four days.
Eighty transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force and Army Aviation Corps have been pressed into relief operations.
In view of the huge magnitude of the calamity, the central government is assisting the state in further ramping up the rescue and relief operations.
Apart from providing food and water to the people, the central government is keen to help the state in paying more attention to hygiene and sanitation in the water-logged areas of Srinagar to prevent any outbreak of water-borne diseases.
Congress leader Karan Singh – who hails from Kashmir – said the state had witnessed its worst floods “in living memory”.