Kashmir highway through for one-way traffic

Srinagar: Despite intermittent rain during the night, Kashmir highway was through for one-way traffic and vehicles will ply on Friday from Srinagar to Jammu.

“Today, we allowed one-way traffic from Srinagar to Jammu only and no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction,” a traffic police official said.

However, Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will have to cross Levdora Qazigund between 0600 hrs to 0900 hrs, adding that the Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) will be allowed later up to 1700 hrs from Zig Qazigund towards Jammu.

He said intermittent landslides and shooting stones on the highway have become a routine.

Only one-way traffic is allowed on the highway for the past two years since work has been started to convert it into four-lane which often result in landslides and shooting stones between Ramban and Ramsu.

However, allowing only one-way, coupled with intermittent closure of the highway due to landslides and banning of civilian traffic movement twice in a week on Sunday and Wednesday often result in shortage of essentials, particularly vegetables, meat, chicken.

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