Traffic Police alerts NH commuters due to bad weather

JK News Today
Jammu, April 17:
Following heavy rainfall and bad weather in entire Jammu and Kashmir, traffic oolice has issued an alert for those travelling on Jammu-Srinagar NH today.
In view of rainfall going on almost all along the NHW, the commuters are advised to confirm status of the road from Traffic Control Units at Srinagar, Ramban, Jammu and PCR Jammu before starting journey on the 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 HMVs on the NHW is not feasible.

Therefore, subject to fair weather and good condition of the road, in order to facilitate the passengers and emergency vehicles, movement of passenger vehicles/LMVs on the NHW shall be allowed both ways from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice versa. However, the commuters are requested and advised that avoid travelling during night hours.

The movement of load carriers shall be one way only. 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 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.

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