IGP issues guidelines for highway traffic
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Oct 13: The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Traffic on Saturday issued a notification to enforce certain restrictions and measures for “smooth regulation” of traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway.
“The measures have been taken to ensure safety and security of passengers in view of shooting stone stretches and accident prone areas especially Ramsoo-Ramban sector coupled with heavy movement of nomads and poor road condition in this particular sector and at other places,” the IGP said in a statement.
He said as per the guidelines, all kinds of Jammu-bound Passenger Service Vehicles (PSVs) should cross TCP Qazigund up to 1200 hours, while as Srinagar-bound Passenger Service Vehicles (PSVs) should cross TCP Nagrota up to 1100 hours and TCP Udhampur by 1230 hours. The trailers/ multi-axle vehicles shall be allowed for onwards journey from Srinagar towards Jammu from 1800 hours till 2300 hours,he said, adding that similarly, the movement of trailers/multi-axle vehicles bound for Kashmir from Jammu would be allowed for onwards journey at Udhampur from 1800 hours till 2300 hours. However, no such vehicle shall be allowed to cross the above mentioned TCPs either before or after the stipulated time.
“The concerned DTIs/SOs will ensure that these trailers/multi-axle vehicles are parked at suitable places where there is no apprehension of traffic jam. The movement of load carriers (trucks) bound for Srinagar from Jammu shall be allowed from TCP Udhampur after 1500 hours. However, the load carriers carrying essential commodities like rice, livestock, vegetable, milk, LPG, oil tankers etc shall be allowed for further movement towards Srinagar up to Chanderkote only and thereafter will be released for further journey towards Valley after 1700 hours,” the IGP said.
“The Jammu bound load carriers should cross TCP Qazigund up to 1300 hours and after 1300 hours the load carriers will be lined up and shall be allowed for further journey after 2400 hours,” he added.
The IGP said people can contact the control rooms at PCR Doda (01996-233530), TCU Ramban (9419993745), TCU Jammu (9419147732) and TCU Srinagar (0194-2450022) for any information about the highway.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
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