One way traffic to continue on Kashmir highway, Mughal road closed


Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, especially between Jawahar Tunnel and Ramban coupled with a narrow width, the Srinagar-Jammu highway has been thrown open for one way traffic on Tuesday.

The traffic spokesman said that movement of LMVs on the highway shall be allowed from Pantha Chowk/Peaks Chowk, bypass (Srinagar) towards Jammu after 0500 hours to 1500 hours and shall be cross Levdora, Qazigund up to 1700 hours. Similarly, no movement of traffic shall be allowed from other side and commuters are requested to avoid traveling during night hours.

Jammu Srinagar highway blocked due to fresh Snowfall at Jawahar tunnel on November 4, 2018, KL image by Shah Hilal

In case of adverse weather, road condition, the decision regarding the movement of traffic or otherwise shall be taken by the concerned SSP Traffic on the spot as per the situation.

Moreover, the commuters are advised to exhibit the highest order of driving discipline in general and while crossing Chenani-Nashri Tunnel in particular. They shall avoid overtaking, over speeding, doubling, especially inside the tunnel and adhere to the road signs and instructions displayed on either side of the Tunnel for their safe crossing and hassle-free movement of traffic inside the tunnel tubes.

The spokesman said that people are requested to undertake a journey only after confirming the status of the road.

Pertinently, Mughal road; Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari road is continuously closed for movement of traffic due to snowfall. The decision regarding allowing the movement of traffic on these Roads shall be taken after the roads are cleared off by concerned road maintenance agencies and after assessing weather and road condition itself.

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