Sgr-Jmu NH open

Officials said HMVs including oil and LPG tankers carrying essential supplies for Kashmir were allowed from Jakhani, Udhampur on Sunday morning and crossed the Nashri-Banihal sector of the highway and headed towards their respective destinations in Kashmir.
Officials said HMVs including oil and LPG tankers carrying essential supplies for Kashmir were allowed from Jakhani, Udhampur on Sunday morning and crossed the Nashri-Banihal sector of the highway and headed towards their respective destinations in Kashmir.File/GK

Ramban: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remained open for two-way traffic of Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) and one-way traffic of Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) for Kashmir on Sunday.

However, traffic authorities said that during the last 24 hours up to 5 pm on Sunday, the highway remained blocked for 1 hour and 33 minutes due the closure of the Chenani-Nashri Tunnel.

They said that the movement of traffic remained slow at various places between Nashri and Banihal tunnels due to the breakdown of a few HMVs.

Traffic officials monitoring the regulation of traffic in Ramban said hundreds of LMVs plied on either side of the highway.

They said HMVs including oil and LPG tankers carrying essential supplies for Kashmir were allowed from Jakhani, Udhampur on Sunday morning and crossed the Nashri-Banihal sector of the highway and headed towards their respective destinations in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, J&K Traffic Department issued a fresh advisory for Monday 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 Qazigund, Kashmir towards Jammu after assessing the road and traffic situation on the highway on Monday morning.

The authorities have asked the Traffic Control Unit (TCU) Srinagar to liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the HMVs on Monday morning.

The cut-off timings have been fixed as 8 am to 11 am from Nagrota, Jammu and 9 am to 12 pm from Jakhani, Udhampur for the Srinagar-bound LMVs.

The cut-off timings for Jammu-bound LMVs has been fixed from 8 am to 11 am from Qazigund, Kashmir on Monday.  Meanwhile, people have advised to undertake journeys on the highway only after confirming the status of the road from TCU Jammu, TCU Srinagar, and TCU Ramban.

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