Medical prescriptions, lawyers’ ID cards to serve as travel passes

Medical prescriptions, lawyers’ ID cards to serve as travel passes
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Srinagar: The J&K government on Tuesday said that medical prescriptions shall be treated as “travel passes” on the two days a week ban on civilian traffic on the national highway from Baramulla to Udhampur.
“All medical emergencies shall be kept beyond the restrictions enumerated in the above-mentioned order and the medical prescriptions shall be treated as travel passes by the implementing agencies,” reads an order issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir on Tuesday.
The order was issued to ensure “smooth implementation” of the government order issued on April 3 regarding “regulation of civil traffic during movement of security forces convoys on the National Highways.”
According to the order issued on Tuesday, advocates and lawyers of High Court and other courts “shall also be exempted from the restrictions given in the aforesaid order and identity cards of the learned advocates shall be treated as travel passes by the concerned.”
Magistrates and police personnel “present at all the critical crossing points intersections of the NH 1A shall ensure that the commuters are allowed to pass the National Highway in a hassle-free manner,” the order says.