No traffic on new highway today

The traffic department on Thursday issued an advisory for vehicular movement on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, for Friday, in view of repairs being carried out on transmission line, near Pampore.

An official statement said that conductors of 132 KV power transmission line are being shifted from old tower to new tower at Gallander bridge near Pampore. “All kind of traffic shall be diverted via old National Highway stretch at Gallander and at Peaks Automobiles towards Panthachowk on 26 April 2019.

The diversion will be effective from 8 am to 8 pm,” said the statement. Vehicles coming towards Srinagar from Lethpora side shall adopt old highway road at Gallander towards Panthachowk via Pampore. Similarly vehicles coming from Nowgam, Srinagar Bypass shall adopt old highway road at Panthachowk towards Gallander via Pampore. No Traffic shall ply on the new highway, beyond Peaks Automobiles, said the statement.

“General public are requested to follow the advisory for safe journey and any inconvenience caused is highly regretted,” it said.