Authorities on Sunday said that only stranded traffic shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, tomorrow. The thoroughfare was closed following mudslides and shooting stones at many places earlier in the day.
“Tomorrow on 24-01-2022, subject to fair weather and better road conditions LMVs(passenger)/ private cars (only stranded) shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar (strictly one way) on Jammu- Srinagar highway,” traffic department officials said in a statement. They said TCU Jammu shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic.
They said the cut off timing for LMVs/private cars from Nagrota (Jammu) shall be at 0900 hours to 1200 hours, and from Jakheni (Udhampur) at 1000 hours to 1300 hours “(subject to change depending on the road position then).”
Regarding HMVs/Load Carriers, he said, subject to fair weather and better road conditions, they shall be allowed from Jakheni (Udhampur) towards Srinagar after assessing the traffic situation on highway.
“Security Forces are advised/requested not to ply against advisory/traffic plan in view of traffic congestion on Jammu-Srinagar highway. They may ply from Jammu towards Srinagar after confirming the status of highway.”