Convoy movement: No civilian traffic on Sunday, Wednesday every week

   

Jammu

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Keeping in view the large movement of government forces on the national highway during the Parliamentary Elections and the associated possibility of any fidayeen attack on forces’ Convoys, the State Government has notified specified days in a week for the movement of forces from Srinagar to Jammu. During these days, no civilian traffic would be allowed on the highway, said an official statement.

The statement said that to mitigate the inconvenience to the civilians by this move, the government has notified 2 dedicated days in a week i.e, (Sunday & Wednesday) exclusively for movement of forces Convoys and there would be a complete ban on civilian traffic on the highway during these two days from 4 AM to 5 PM. This prohibition would be from Baramulla through Srinagar, Qazigund, Jawahar-Tunnel, Banihal and Ramban till Udhampur.

“The Government has, further decided that in the event of any requirement for local traffic movement for any emergency or for another purpose, the local administration and police would evolve necessary procedures for this as is done during curfew days. These restrictions would remain in force till  May 31 2019,” it said.

The statement said that It would be recalled that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to Kashmir post-Pulwama terror attack in February 2019, had announced that no civilian traffic movement would be allowed during the convoy days. Besides, a few days ago on March 30, there was a possible fidayeen attack on another force Convoy at Banihal.

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