Drivers plying on Srinagar-Leh highway asked to follow traffic rules

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The traffic authorities have asked the drivers who operate on Srinagar-Leh highway to follow the traffic rules in letter and spirit to ensure smooth and safe journey on the highway.

The directions have also been passed on to traffic officials to ensure proper traffic management on Srinagar-Leh highway by SP Traffic (rural) Muzafar Ahmed Shah during his visit to Zojila.

An official said that to review the traffic management on Srinagar-Leh highway and road conditions from Sonamarg to Drass, the SP Traffic, rural, along with Officer in Command (OIC) 122 RCC of Beacon, Captain Shubham Sood made a visit to the area.

Sources said the SP Traffic was informed that many drivers are not following traffic rules and advisories. He was further informed that the maintenance and repair work carried out by the Beacon authorities was going on the Zojila pass.

Captain Shubham Sood of BRO told Greater Kashmir that they have already intimated the civil and the police administrations to restrict movement of traffic for few hours during the work time. “However we usually see trucks plying on the highway which could prove dangerous for them and the men carrying out maintenance work on the highway,” he said.

SP Traffic said that condition of the road is not up to mark at Zojila and Beacon is carrying maintenance work for better road connectivity.

He said the drivers should cooperate with them.