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 Tuesday.
Traffic authorities said that during the last 24 hours up to 5 pm on Tuesday, the highway remained blocked for 1 hour and 42 minutes due to 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 five HMVs. Traffic officials monitoring the regulation of traffic in Ramban said hundreds of LMVs crossed this stretch of the highway on a one by one basis for their respective destinations.
They said that HMVs released from Jakhani, Udhampur crossed the Nashri- Banihal sector toward Kashmir in a regulated manner.
Meanwhile, J&K Traffic Department issued a fresh advisory for Wednesday 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 Wednesday morning.
Traffic Control Unit (TCU) Srinagar has been asked to liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the HMVs.