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 Monday.
However, traffic authorities said during the last 24 hours up to 5 pm on Monday, the highway remained blocked for 1 hour and 32 minutes.
They said that the movement of traffic remained slow at various places between Nashri and Banihal tunnels due to the breakdown of an HMV.
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 allowed from Jakhani, Udhampur Monday morning crossed Ramban-Banihal.
The traffic officials said some HMVS crossed the Nashri -Banihal-sector of the highway towards respective destinations in Kashmir in a regulated manner on highway late in the evening.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Traffic Department issued a fresh advisory for Tuesday 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 Tuesday morning.
Traffic Control Unit (TCU) Srinagar has been asked to liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the HMVs on Tuesday morning.
The cut-off timings have been fixed from 8 am to 11 am from Nagrota, Jammu, and from 9 am to 12 pm from Jakhani, Udhampur for Srinagar-bound LMVs.
The cut-off timings for Jammu-bound LMVs have been fixed from 8 am to 11 am from Qazigund, Kashmir on Tuesday.
People have been advised to undertake journeys on the highway only after confirming the status of the road from TCU Jammu, TCU Srinagar, and TCU Ramban.
The security forces have been advised not to ply against the advisory because of narrow carriageways between Nashri and Banihal.