Ramban: Despite inclement weather predictions, hundreds of load carriers, oil and gas tankers were allowed to ply on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on Monday.
A Traffic Police official said load carriers carrying essential commodities, after remaining stranded at Nagrota Jammu, Dhar road Udhampur and various other places on the highway, were allowed towards Kashmir Monday morning.
He said hundreds of heavy and medium load carriers carrying essential commodities, diesel, petrol and gas tankers crossed landslide-prone Ramban-Banihal sector of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway on their way to Kashmir.
The Meteorological department had predicted rain across Jammu and Kashmir for a couple of days.
Despite the light rain spells that lashed the landslide-prone Nashri-Banihal sectors of the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway Sunday night and Monday morning, the movement of traffic remained uninterrupted.
The highway was open with hundreds of vehicles, mostly load carriers en route to Kashmir, crossing Ramban-Banihal stretch of the highway though at snail’s pace.
Meanwhile, the Traffic Police Headquarters Srinagar and Jammu issued an advisory stating that subject to fair weather and better road conditions, Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) would be allowed from both sides towards Srinagar and Jammu on the highway on Tuesday.
“Cut off timings for LMVs from Nagrota Jammu will be 6 am to 1 pm and from Jakhani-Udhampur, the timings will be from 7 am to 2 pm. The cut off timing for Jammu bound LMVs from ZigQazigund will be from 8 am to 1 pm. No vehicle will be allowed before and after the cut off timings,” the advisory said.
“After clearing Light Motor Vehicles, heavy motor vehicles will be allowed towards Jammu,” it said.
Security forces were asked not to ply their vehicles against the advisory to avoid traffic congestions.
“People are advised to undertake journeys only after confirming the status of the road from traffic control units of Srinagar, Jammu and Ramban,” the advisory said.