Traffic department authorities on Friday said that in wake of fair weather and road condition no Security Forces convoy shall be allowed from both sides on Jammu- Srinagar highway.
According to the advisory of the traffic department the cut-off timing for LMVs (Private/Commercial) from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice versa from Nagrota (Jammu ) 1400 hrs to 1700 hrs and from Udhampur 1530 hrs to 1900 hrs and from Pantha Chowk Srinagar from 1330 hrs to 1630 hrs and from Qazigund 1530 hrs to 1900 hrs.
“HMVs ( Load Carriers) from Srinagar towards Jammu will have to cross Qazigund from 1700 hrs to 2200 hrs,” it said, adding no traffic will be allowed after the cutoff time from these checkpoints.
On the Mughal Road, the advisory states, that subject to fair weather and clearance of road LMVs shall be allowed both ways from Srinagar towards Jammu and vice versa via Shopian- Mughal Road- Rajouri (144-A).
These vehicles shall be allowed from 0500 hrs to 1200 hrs from Behramgalla and Hirpora. However, HMV’s shall be allowed one way only from 1200 hrs to 1800 hrs from Jammu towards Srinagar from Hirpora.
It states that no vehicle shall be allowed after cut of timings.
For Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari Road, traffic advisory states that vehicular movement shall be allowed both ways from Kargil towards Srinagar and vice versa.
LMVs from 0500 hrs to 0900 hrs and HMVs from 0900 hrs to 1300 hrs shall be allowed from Minimarg towards Srinagar and LMVs from 1300 hrs to 1500 hrs. & HMVs from 1500 hrs to 1800 hrs shall be allowed from Sonamarg towards Kargil.
People have been advised to undertake the journey on National Highway/Mughal Road/SSG Road only after confirming the status of the road from phone numbers Srinagar (0194-2450022, 2485396, 18001807091), Ramban (9419993745), Udhampur (8491928625), Jammu (0191-2459048, 9419147732).
According to the advisory, these are the locations where RFID is fitted without cost; 1. Lakhanpur in Kathua, 2. Airport, 3. Railway Station, 4. Bus stand Jammu, 5. Yatri Niwas Bhagwati Nagar, 6. Ban Toll Plaza in Jammu, 7. Chaneni – Nashri Tunnel in Udhampur.
“No movement of any type of HMV shall be allowed from the opposite direction,” said the advisory.