Civilian traffic restriction on Baramulla-Srinagar highway limited to Sundays only: Officials

The restriction on civilian movement between Srinagar and Baramulla on NH-44 would now be limited only to Sundays with effect from tomorrow, said a government spokesman.

“There would be no prohibition on civilian traffic on Wednesday (between Srinagar and Baramulla),” he said.

However, the restrictions would continue between Srinagar and Udhampur on NH-44 as earlier. “These (restrictions) would be reviewed periodically and relaxation would be made as the need for restriction reduces,” said the spokesman.

“Even on the days of restrictions, i.e. Sunday and Wednesday between Srinagar and Udhampur and on Sunday between Baramulla and Srinagar, the local administration would continue to facilitate movement of civilian traffic as has been happening in the last two weeks.”

Further, the local administration and police would examine the possibility of allowing public transport of JKSRTC to move during the period of restriction on the NH even on convoy days.

“A complete review of restrictions on the Highway would be done after the last phase of elections on 06-05-2019 to examine the need for continuing with them,” he said.