JAMMU: According to Inspector General of Police Traffic, J&K Jammu, all light motor vehicles (private/passenger) shall be allowed to ply both ways on Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa from April 1 in view of improved weather and condition of the road.
However, these LMVs shall cross TCP Nagrota upto 0900 hours, TCP Udhampur upto 1100 hours (when plying from Jammu side towards Srinagar) and Lower Munda upto 1200 hours and Jawahar Tunnel upto 1300 hours (when plying from Srinagar towards Jammu) on daily basis.
The medium as well as commercial passenger vehicles including buses, heavy trucks and all load carriers shall continue to observe one-way traffic till further orders as the restoration work of the highway is not yet completed in few stretches. On April 1, all such type of vehicles shall ply from Jammu towards Srinagar in a regulated manner and on the next day, April 2, the vehicles will move from Srinagar towards Jammu and this alternate movement will continue till further orders.
The heavy vehicles plying from Srinagar to Jammu are required to cross Lower Munda (Qazigund) by 1400 hours positively while plying from Jammu towards valley shall cross TCP Udhampur by 1400 hours positively, beyond which no vehicle will be allowed to onward journey.
The trailers and multi-axle vehicles (but not with more than 18m length) shall also observe the above one way traffic plan, till further orders. However, keeping in view the overall road condition, such type of vehicles shall be allowed to ply during night hours only and in no case will allowed to ply during day time to avoid traffic jamming on the highway.
Moreover, no such vehicle will be allowed to cross Lower Munda (Qazigund) before 2200 hours during down convoy (from Srinagar to Jammu) days. Similarly, during up convoy days (from Jammu to Srinagar) no such vehicle shall be allowed to cross TCP Udhampur before 2200 hours. The movement convoys of Army/BSF/CRPF and other forces shall continue to observe one-way traffic plan till further orders.
The general public is informed to contact the Traffic Control Rooms at TCU Ramban 9419993745, TCU Jammu 2459048, 9419147732 TCU Srinagar 0194-2450022, 2485396 for the purpose.