Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar-Jammu highway closed for traffic due to shooting stones

Fruit laden trucks stranded on Srinagar-Jammu highway. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting the Kashmir Valley with the outside world, was closed due to shooting stones Mehad in Ramban district.

“People are advised not to travel on Jammu -Srinagar highway without confirmation from TCU (traffic control unit) Jammu/Srinagar/Ramban,” a traffic department official said.

Meanwhile, he said Mughal road and SSG road were through for vehicular movement.

The officials also advised the masses to travel on the route only after confirmation from the concerned Traffic Control Unit (TCU).

“Traffic update: Jammu -Srinagar NHW (NH-44) blocked at Mehad Ramban due to shooting stones. People are advised not to travel on Jammu -Srinagar NHW without confirmation from TCU Jammu/Srinagar/Ramban,” tweeted the Jammu and Kashmir traffic police.

As per the traffic plan of the day earlier, passenger or private cars were to be allowed from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar NHW (NH-44) viz Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa, however, with the recent change in weather, the National Highway will be opened for traffic after confirmation of Ramban TCU.


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