The weather along the NHW is 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 12.11.2018, movement of LMVs on the Jammu- Srinagar NHW shall be allowed from Pantha Chowk/Peaks Chowk, bypass (Srinagar) towards Jammu after 0500 hours to 1300 hours and shall be cross Levdora, Qazigund up to 1500 hours.
No movement of any LMVs shall be allowed from Pantha Chowk/Peaks Chowk, bypass (Srinagar) towards Jammu after 1300 hours and from Levdora, Qazigund after 1500 hours to avoid congestion on the NHW/ safety of the passengers. However, the commuters are requested/advised that avoid travelling during night hours.
Similarly the movement of HMVs/Load Carriers shall be one way only. Tomorrow on 12.11.2018 movement of these vehicles shall be allowed from Levdora, Qazigund (Srinagar) towards Jammu from1400 hours up to 2400 hours. These vehicles shall not be allowed to halt between Jawahar Tunnel to Nashree Tunnel. No movement of any type of vehicle shall be allowed after 2400 hours from Levdora, Qazigund towards Jammu.
No movement of any type of vehicle shall be allowed from opposite side in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the NHW/safety of passengers.
In case of adverse weather/road condition, the decision regarding movement of traffic or otherwise on NHW shall be taken by the concerned SSP Traffic on the spot as per the situation.
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.
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 (0191-2459048, 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 (9419138613); Ramban (9419284962); Banihal (9858512348) and Dy.SP Traffic, Kulgam/Qazigund (9697009080) in case of any assistance enroute.
Tomorrow no movement of any type of vehicle hall be allowed on Mughal road till further orders in the view of weather advisory.
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).
Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari Road:- Subject to fair weather and good road condition, vehicles stranded from Srinagar side shall be allowed from Sonamarg towards Kargil in the forenoon and from Kargil side shall be allowed from Minimarg towards Srinagar in the afternoon.
People are requested to undertake journey on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari Road only after confirming status of the road from TCU Srinagar (0194-2450022, 9469807526).