2 – Way traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway from April 1st

KL Report

JAMMU

According to Inspector General of Police Traffic, J&K Jammu, LMV’s (Private/passenger) shall be allowed to ply, both ways, on Jammu – Srinagar highway (and vice versa), every day, w.e.f 01.04.2014, till further orders in view of improved weather conditions and condition of road, however, these LMVs shall cross TCP Nagrota up to 0900 hours, TCP Udhampur up to 1100 hours (when plying from Jammu side towards valley) and Lower Munda up to 1200 hours and Jawahar Tunnel up to 1300 hours (when plying from Srinagar towards Jammu) on daily basis, an official statement said.

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 highway is not yet completed in few stretches. On 01.04.2014, all such type of vehicles shall ply from Jammu side towards Srinagar in a regulated manner and on the next day (viz 02.04.2014) it will be from Srinagar side 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 statement further said that 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 jam on highway. Moreover, no such vehicle will be allowed to cross Lower Munda (Qazigund) before 2200 hours during down convoy (i.e. from Srinagar to Jammu) days. Similarly, during up convoy days (Viz 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 Security Forces shall continue to observe one way traffic plan till further orders. However, 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.

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