Jammu-Srinagar national highway reopens for traffic


RAMBAN,JANUARY 10: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was opened for vehicular traffic after four days.

Initially only LMVs will be allowed from both sides and later the HMVs, Traffic Police officials said, adding that the commuters shall travel only when it is most urgent as the road is still slippery at some places, intermittent shooting stones are still rolling down and road is single lane at some places.

Acccording to the Traffic Advisory issued by the Traffic Police the LMVs will be allowed to go towards Srinagar from Nagrota only upto 12 noon,from Jakheni Udhampur only upto 1 pm and from Navyuga tunnel from Quazigund only upto 1 pm towards Jammu.

And the HMVs will be allowed from Jakheni Udhampur only after all LMVs have passed by 1 pm.

According to a Tweet by Ramban Deputy Commissioner, more than 50 stranded LMVs and 5 ambulances had crossed the Navyuga tunnel in Banihal towards Kashmir by 11 pm last night.

And 33 out of 45 11KvFeeders were restored across Ramban district due to which the power supply has been restored in all towns and most of the areas.

A bus was arranged for the stranded passengers in Ramban where they were sheltered in a shelter and provided food and heating arrangement by the district administration.