Jammu: Chairing a meeting to review the status of development of different roads and highways connecting different parts of J&K, Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta Tuesday impressed upon the officers to ensure smooth movement of traffic on the National Highway during the winter.
An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that Mehta asked the officer to be ever ready with requisite men and machinery to deal with the weather vagaries. He stressed on minimising disruptions and ensuring that traffic movement remains uninterrupted throughout the year.
The chief secretary reiterated that traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway should move in both ways after March 15 as much of the bridges and tunnels being constructed would get completed by then.
He enjoined upon the officers to focus on the difficult stretches between Banihal and Ramban.
The chief secretary urged them to take instant measures in case of inclement weather.
He took note of the under construction bridges at Maitra, Ramban and one at Jaiswal and passed directions to the concerned to accelerate the pace of work so that these vital connections are completed soon.