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 15.11.2018, movement of LMVs on the Jammu- Srinagar NHW shall be allowed from Nagrota (Jammu) towards Srinagar from 0400 hours to 1200 hours and shall be cross Jakheni Udhampur up to 1400 hours.
No movement of any LMVs shall be allowed from Nagrota (Jammu) towards Srinagar after 1200 hours and from Jakheni Udhampur after 1400 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 15.11.2018 movement of these vehicles shall be allowed from Jakheni (Udhampur) towards Srinagar from1400 hours up to 2400 hours. These vehicles shall not be allowed to halt between Nashree Tunnel to Jawahar Tunnel. No movement of any type of vehicle shall be allowed after 2400 hours from Jakheni (Udhampur) towards Srinagar.
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.
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 on 15.11.2018, no movement of any type of vehicle on Mughal road till further orders as road is closed due to continuously snowfall at Peer Ki Gali.
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 is closed due to snowfall at Zojila, Minimarg.
People are requested to undertake journey on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari Road only after confirming status of the road from TCU Srinagar (0194-2450022, 9469807526).