Highway Ban: Srinagar administration issues helpline numbers

Srinagar

Ahead of the first date scheduled for the army convoy movement on Srinagar-Jammu highway, with the blanket ban on civil traffic movement, the district administration Srinagar has issued a helpline number in case of emergencies.

To facilitate the movement of civilian vehicles in view of convoy crossing district Srinagar following Officers and mobile teams will be stationed at indicated locations right from 6 AM on Sunday, April 7, said deputy commissioner Srinagar.

Earlier, the State Government of J&K notified specified days in a week for the movement of government forces from Srinagar to Jammu. According to order, during these days, no civilian traffic would be allowed on National Highway.

The government has notified two dedicated days in a week i.e, (Sunday & Wednesday) exclusively for movement of government 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 would be recalled that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to Kashmir post-Pulwama attack in February 2019, had announced that no civilian traffic movement would be allowed during the convoy days.

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