One-way traffic continues on NHW

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 1/10/2019 11:52:52 AM

Hundreds of vehicles leave for Jammu

SRINAGAR, Jan 9: Hundreds of vehicles left Srinagar for Jammu as only one-way traffic continued on the national highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, due to bad road conditions.
However, the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway and historic Mughal road remained closed since the past over a month due to accumulation of snow which has now frozen.
Today, traffic plied from Srinagar to Jammu and no vehicle, including security force convoy, was allowed from opposite direction, a traffic police official said.
He said that due to road widening and frequent landslides, only one way traffic will continue on the highway till further orders.
He said that both Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) and heavy motor vehicles (HMVs) were allowed to ply from Srinagar to Jammu today.
However, he said that due to slippery road conditions, besides avoiding traffic jam, the authorities have imposed restrictions on the movement of vehicles on the highway.
He said LMVs had to cross from Pantha Chowk in Srinagar between 6.00 AM to 11.30 AM. The LMVs had to pass Levdora in Qazigund between 7.30 AM to 1.00 PM, he said.
Similarly, he said HMVs had to pass Levdora between 1.30 PM to 7.00 PM. After the cutoff time, no vehicle was allowed to move beyond these areas, he added.
The official said that people are requested to contact traffic control units (TCUs) set up at Jammu and Srinagar besides at different locations on the highway before undertaking the journey on the highway.
The national highway, the only road connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, remained shut for the past over a month.
There is no possibility of reopening of these roads before April due to accumulation of several feet of snow which has now frozen.



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