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One way traffic continues on Srinagar-Jammu highway

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A file photo of stranded trucks on Srinagar-Jammu highway following heavy snowfall. [FPK Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world, shall remain open for only one-way traffic on Tuesday, officials said.

“On January 18, 2022, subject to fair weather and better road condition LMVs(Passenger)/private cars shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu (strictly one way) on Jammu-Srinagar highway,” a traffic department official said. TCU Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before releasing the traffic, he said.

He said cut-off for LMVs and private cars from NAVYUG Tunnel (Qazigund side) is 0900 hours to 1300 hours “subject to change depending on the road position then.” “No Vehicle shall be allowed before and after cut-off timings,” he said.

Regarding HMVs and load carriers, he said, they will be allowed to move from either side depending on the road situation.

Meanwhile, Mughal Road, connecting Shopian with Poonch and Rajouri districts, remained closed for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation at Peer Ki Gali.

Also, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road remained shut for vehicular movement in view of snow accumulation on Zojila axis and has been closed till further orders. Kishtwar-Sinthan road also remained closed in view of snow accumulation, the traffic department official said.

 

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