Srinagar, Dec 24: The weather along the NHW is partially cloudy. The commuters are advised to confirm status of the road from Traffic Control Units at Srinagar, Ramban and Jammu before starting jouney on the NHW as chances of occuring of sudden landslides/shooting stones at vulnerable/landslide prone zones during night hours cannot be ruled our.
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, only one way movement of traffic is feasible on the NHW tomorrow on 25.12.2017.
Therefore, subject to fair weather and good condition of the road tomorrow on 25.12.2017, movement of traffic on the NHW shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu side in a very regulated manner and for a specified time. Under the said plan movement of LMVs/passenger vehicles shall be allowed from Levdora (Qazigund) from 0700 hours upto 1100 hours strictly beyond which no Jammu bound LMV/passenger vehicle shall be allowed to cross the said location for onwards journey. No movement of any Jammu bound LMV/ passenger vehicle shall be allowed from Pantha Chowk (Srinagar) after 1000 hours to avoid congestion on the NHW.
Similarly, the movement of HMVs (except trailers/multi-axle vehicles) shall be allowed from Levdora, Qazigund from 0700 hours (depending on weather/road condition) and all these vehicles shall cross Jawahar Tunnel upto 1230 hours positively.
Strict implementation of the cut off timings/traffic plan, as above, shall be ensured. 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 any sort of vehicle including convoys of Army, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB etc. shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar side on 25.12.2017 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 Jawahar Tunnel – Ramban and Jawahar Tunnel-Lower Munda under any circumstances. The said road stretches are vulnerable/slide prone zone 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 after confirming status of the road from TCUs as the chances of occurring of sudden land slides on the NHW cannot be ruled out. They shall contact TCU Srinagar (01942450022, 2485396), TCU Ramban (9419993745) and TCU Jammu (01912459048, 9419147732) to get the status of the road before starting their journey. They shall also contact Traffic Police officers viz. IGP Traffic J&K (9419192362); SSP Traffic, Rural Kashmir (9419091281); SSP Traffic NHW (9596304020); Dy.SsP Traffic Udhampur/Reasi (9419013015); Ramban (9419185925); Banihal (9419233978) and Dy.SP Traffic, Kulgam/Qazigund (9697009080) in case of any assistance en-route.