Convoy movement stalled on highway due to bad weather, KU postpones exams

Srinagar: Announcing its traffic plan for Tuesday, the traffic police said there would be one-way traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway from Srinagar. “Keeping in view the weather forecast (prediction of rain and snowfall) and condition of the road, especially between Udhampur -Ramsoo and Banihal to Levdora (Qazigund) coupled with narrow width of road at certain places, only one way movement of traffic is feasible/advisable on Srinagar- Jammu highway.
“As such subject to fair weather and good condition of road on January 24,  movement of traffic shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu side in a regulated manner. Under this plan movement of LMVs/passenger vehicles shall be allowed from Levdora from 9: 00 am and all these vehicles shall cross Jawahar Tunnel by 2 pm,” it said.
Similarly, movement of load carriers (except trailers/multi-axle vehicles) shall be allowed from Levdora from 1000 hours and all these vehicles shall cross Jawahar Tunnel by 1500 hours positively. No movement of vehicles shall be allowed from Jawahar Tunnel towards Banihal beyond the prescribed cut off timings under any circumstances.
No traffic movement including that of convoys of Army, BSF and CRPF shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar side on January 24 under any circumstances.
Keeping in view the weather forecast (prediction of rain/ snowfall) commuters are requested/advised to ensure that vehicles are not parked in any landslide/avalanche/vulnerable zones of NHW especially from Ramsoo – Jawahar Tunnel – Levdora under any circumstances. All the vulnerable/avalanche prone zones should be kept free from any kind of traffic to avoid any eventuality.
“People are requested not to undertake journey on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway in case of bad weather. They should contact TCU Srinagar (01942450022, 2485386), TCU Ramban (9419993745) and TCU Jammu (01912459048) and officers of Traffic wing to get the status of the road before starting their journey,” the Traffic Police said.
Meanwhile, according to MeT department, Srinagar recorded 4.1 degree Celsius maximum temperature while night temperature settled at -4.1. Similarly, Qazigund recorded 5.0 degree Celsius maximum temperature, Pahalgam 3.2, Kupwara 4.5, Kukoernag 3.8, Gulmarg 0.8 and Leh 5.2.
The Kashmir University has postponed all its examinations scheduled till January 26 in view of the weather conditions.