Government forces Tuesday searched vehicles and passengers on the Srinagar-Jammu highway near south Kashmir's Lethpora "to check the movement of militants".
The security personnel searched the passing vehicles, particularly the private vehicles, before allowing them to go ahead.
"We have directions to conduct random searches of vehicles and check the identity cards of those on board," a paramilitary trooper was telling a driver while conducting searches.
Many commuters said the men in uniform conducted frisking of travellers and asked them to show their identity cards. "They asked the passengers to disembark from the vehicles causing lot of inconvenience to them, especially to the patients visiting different hospitals," they said.
"The commuters were made to wait in queues after they alighted from the vehicles for frisking," an eye witness said.
He said that the process continued throughout the day.
Meanwhile, sources said the forces established naka checking at several spots on the highway on Tuesday.