Sgr-Jmu (File Photo)

The weather along the NHW is partially cloudy presently. The commuters are advised to confirm status of the road from Traffic Control Units at Srinagar, Ramban, Jammu and PCR Jammu/Srinagar before starting journey on the Jammu – Srinagar NHW as chances of occurring of sudden landslides/shooting stones at vulnerable/landslide prone areas during night hours cannot be ruled out.

Keeping in view the over all condition of the road, especially between Jawahar Tunnel and Ramban coupled with narrow width of the NHW at some places, allowing two way movement of vehicles on the NHW is not feasible.

Therefore, subject to fair weather and good condition of the road, tomorrow on 08.10.2018, movement of passenger vehicles on the Jammu- Srinagar NHW shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar from Nagrota Jammu from 0400 hours up to 1700 hours and shall be cross Jakheni Udhampur up to 1900 hours.

No movement of any passenger vehicle shall be allowed from Nagrota Jammu towards Kashmir after 1700 hours and from Jakheni Udhampur after 1900 hours to avoid congestion on the NHW, safety of the passengers. However, the commuters are requested/advised that avoid travelling during night hours.

The movement of Load Carriers shall be one way only. Tomorrow on 08.10.2018 movement of these vehicles shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar and shall be regulated from Udhampur itself and shall not be allowed to halt between Nashri Tunnel to Jawahar Tunnel. However, vehicles carrying fresh fruit, vegetables and other perishable items will be allowed to ply from the opposite side only after permitted HV movement crosses the stretch of Jakheni Udhampur to Jawahar Tunnel.

Moreover, the commuters are advised to exhibit highest order of driving discipline on the NHW in general and while crossing Chenani-Nashri Tunnel in particular. They shall avoid overtaking, over speeding, doubling, especially inside the tunnel and adhere to the road signs and instructions/ Do’s and Don’ts displayed on either sides of the Tunnel for their safe crossing and hassle free movement of traffic inside the tunnel tubes.

No movement of passenger vehicle/load carriers and convoys of Army, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB etc. shall be allowed from opposite side under any circumstances in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the NHW.

Commuters are requested/advised that vehicles are not parked in any landslide/ vulnerable zone of NHW, especially from Ramban – Jawahar Tunnel and Jawahar Tunnel-Lower Munda under any circumstances. The said road stretches are vulnerable/slide prone zones and therefore should be kept free from all sorts of traffic to avoid any eventuality.

People are requested to undertake journey on the National Highway only after confirming status of the road from TCU Srinagar (0194-2450022, 2485396, 9469807526) TCU Ramban (9419993745), TCU Jammu (019-2459048, 9419147732),PCR Jammu (0191-2544581, 2542000, 2542001, 2560401, 1090) PCR Srinagar (0194-2506504). They shall also contact Traffic Police officers viz. SSP NHW Ramban (8082895567); SSP Traffic, Rural Kashmir (9419007686); Dy.SsP Traffic Udhampur/Reasi (9419150589); Ramban (9419160806); Banihal (7006640663) and Dy.SP Traffic, Kulgam/Qazigund (9697009080) in case of any assistance enroute.

Tomorrow on 08.10.2018, movement of LMVs on Mughal road shall be allowed both ways viz. Shopain towards Buffliaz and vice versa. However, movement of HMVs (up to six tyres Truck only) shall be allowed one way only from Shopian towards Buffliaz side, movement of these vehicles from Behramgalla and Herpora (Shopian) shall be allowed from 0900 hours to 1600 hours only. Movement of traffic shall be allowed in close coordination with concerned District Police, subject to fair weather and good condition of the road. Strict implementation of cut off timings shall be ensured.

People are requested to undertake journey on Mughal road only after confirming status of the road from TCU Jammu/Srinagar. They shall also contact SSP Traffic Rural Jammu (9419110071);SSP Traffic Rural Kashmir (9419007686) and Dy SP Traffic Pulwama-Shopian (9419045533);Dy SP Poonch-Rajouri (9419114087).

No movement of any type of vehicle shall be allowed from opposite side (from Kashmir towards Jammu)under any circumstance in order to avoid congestion on NHW, safety of the passengers.

Strict implementation of traffic plan shall be ensured.