No civilian traffic on Sunday, Wednesday: Govt said as it notifies movement of ‘army convoys on Highway

No civilian traffic movement on Sunday, Wednesday every week from 4 AM to 5 PM


Jammu: Keeping in view the large movement of  government forces including army on the Srinagar-Jammu highway during the parliamentary elections and associated possibility of any fidayeen terror attack on Forces’ Convoys, the government has notified specified days in a week for the movement of their convoys from Srinagar to Jammu.

During these days, no civilian traffic would be allowed on  Highway, the government said

The government has notified two dedicated days in a week i.e, (Sunday & Wednesday) exclusively for the movement of force’s convoys and there would be a complete ban on civilian traffic on the Highway during these two days from 4 AM to 5 PM.

This prohibition would be from Baramulla through Srinagar, Qazigund, Jawahar-Tunnel, Banihal and Ramban till Udhampur.

The Government has, further decided that in the event of any requirement for local traffic movement for any emergency or for other purpose, the local administration and police would evolve necessary procedures for this as is done during curfew days.

These restrictions would remain in force till 31st May, 2019.

“It would be recalled that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to Kashmir post Pulwama terror attack in February, 2019, had announced that no civilian traffic movement would be allowed during the convoy days. Besides, few days ago on 30th March, there was a possible fidayeen attack on another Security Force Convoy at Banihal,” the government said.

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