Ramban: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remains open for two-way traffic of Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) and one-way traffic of Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) for Jammu on Thursday.
The traffic authorities said that during the last 24 hours up to 5 pm on Thursday, the highway remained blocked for 7 hours and 48 minutes.
They said that the highway remained blocked for 5 hours and 11 minutes due to the closure of the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel and for 2 hours and 37 minutes due to breakdown of an HMV in the middle of the road at Dalwass Passi.
They said that the movement of traffic remained slow at various places between Nashri and Banihal tunnels due to the breakdown of nine HMVs and on foot movement of nomads and their livestock.
Traffic officials monitoring the regulation of traffic in Ramban said hundreds of LMVs crossed the Nashri-Banihal sector of highway for their respective destinations.
They said HMVs released from Qazigund, Kashmir were crossing the Banihal-Ramban sector of the highway towards Jammu in a regulated manner.
Meanwhile, J&K Traffic Department issued a fresh advisory for Friday stating that subject to fair weather and road clearance, LMVs would be allowed to move on either side of the highway while HMVs would be allowed from Jakhani, Udhampur towards Kashmir after assessing the road and traffic situation on the highway on Friday morning.