Srinagar: Jammu -Srinagar National Highway was kept open for one way traffic on Wednesday. According to a senior traffic official movement of traffic on the NHW shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar side in a regulated manner.
Under the plan movement of LMVs/passenger vehicles shall be allowed from Nagrota (Jammu) from 0600 hours up to 1000 hours and from Udhampur up to 1100 hours only.
“The commuters are advised to confirm status of the road from Traffic Control Units at Srinagar, Ramban and Jammu before starting journey on the NHW as chances of occurring of sudden landslides or shooting stones at vulnerable and landslide prone areas during night hours cannot be ruled out,” the official said.
He further said that the movement of Load Carriers shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar and movement of these vehicles shall be regulated from Udhampur itself. Therefore, movement of Load Carriers (except Trailers, multi-axle vehicles) shall be allowed from Udhampur from 0500 hours (depending on weather and road condition) upto 1000 hours only.
Strict implementation of the cut off timings, traffic plan, as above, shall be ensured, the official said.
Moreover, the commuters are advised to exhibit highest order of driving discipline on the NHW in general and while crossing Chenani-Nashri Tunnel in particular. They shall avoid overtaking, over speeding, doubling, especially inside the tunnel and adhere to the road signs and instructions and Do’s and Don’ts displayed on either sides of the Tunnel for their safe crossing and hassle free movement of traffic inside the tunnel tubes.
No movement of any sort of vehicle including convoys of Army, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB etc. shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu side on 20.12.2017 under any circumstances in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the NHW, the official said.
Commuters are requested and advised that vehicles are not parked in any landslide or vulnerable zone of NHW, especially from Jawahar Tunnel – Ramban and Jawahar Tunnel-Lower Munda under any circumstances.
The road stretches are vulnerable and slide prone zone and therefore should be kept free from all sorts of traffic to avoid any eventuality.
People are requested to undertake journey on the National Highway after confirming status of the road from TCUs as the chances of occurring of sudden landslides on the NHW cannot be ruled out. They shall contact TCU Srinagar (01942450022, 2485396), TCU Ramban (9419993745) and TCU Jammu (01912459048, 9419147732) to get the status of the road before starting their journey. They shall also contact Traffic Police officers viz. IGP Traffic J&K (9419192362); SSP Traffic, Rural Kashmir (9419091281); SSP Traffic NHW (9419248811); Dy.SsP Traffic Udhampur/Reasi (9419013015); Ramban (9419185925); Banihal (9419233978) and Dy.SP Traffic, Kulgam/Qazigund (9697009080) in case of any assistance en-route.