Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remains partially open for traffic
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Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remains partially open for traffic

Ramban, May 22: The Srinagar -Jammu National Highway remained open for two-way traffic of light and medium passenger vehicles and  one-way traffic of heavy vehicles for Kashmir on Monday.

However, traffic authorities said during the last 24 hours up to 5 pm Monday Jammu Srinagar NH-44 remained blocked for four hours and 36 minutes.

They said the highway remained blocked for one hour and 20 minutes due to the closure of the Chenani-Nashri tunnel and for three hours and 16 minutes due to the blockade of the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel. They further said movement of traffic remains slow at various places between Nashri and Banihal tunnels due to the breakdown of nine heavy vehicles and on foot movement of nomads and their livestock.

Traffic officials monitoring the regulation of traffic in Ramban said hundreds of private cars, passenger light, and medium and heavy vehicles have crossed the Nashri-Banihal sector of the highway for their respective destinations.

They said heavy vehicles allowed from Jakhani, Udhampur are crossing the Ramban-Banihal sector towards Kashmir in a regulated manner on the highway.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir traffic department issued a fresh advisory for Tuesday stating that subject to fair weather and road clearance, Light Motor Vehicles will be allowed to move on either side whereas HMVs would be allowed from Qazigund, Kashmir towards Jammu after assessing the road and traffic situation on NH-44 tommorow morning.

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