Traffic updates: Traffic movement allowed from srinagar to jammu

Ramban: The Srinagar-Jammu National highway has been restored for one-way heavy vehicular traffic, including trucks for Kashmir after remaining closed for a few days at Mehar near Ramban.

Traffic authorities said hundreds of oil, gas, petrol diesel and load carriers (trucks) carrying essential commodities including passenger light motor vehicles crossed Mehar landslides towards Kashmir on Saturday.

The highway was closed for heavy motor vehicles due to snowfall and heavy rains which lashed the area following which landslides had triggered on various spots between Chanderkote –Ramsu sector including a huge landslide, shooting stones at Mehar near Ramban.
Meanwhile, the Traffic Police department issued an advisory stating that “subject to fair weather and better road conditions passenger Light Motor Vehicles shall be allowed to move towards Jammu through Qazigund Banihal tunnel on Jammu Srinagar National Highway on Sunday.”

The cut off timings has been fixed for the LMVs from Zig Qazigund 11 am to 3 pm. No vehicle shall be allowed to move before or after the cut off timings. Traffic Control Unit Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban before the releasing of traffic from Zig Qazigund, the advisory said.