Highway to remain closed on Wednesdays instead of Fridays

By: Ubaid Bhat

Srinagar/Jammu: Authorities have notified all upcoming Wednesdays till end of the next month shall be “traffic dry days’ for the repairs and maintenance on jammu-Srinagar highway, the only surface link connecting Kashmir Valley with the outside world. Earlier Friday days used to be dry days for carrying out the repairs on the strategic thoroughfare.

As per a communiqué by Joint Director (Plg) PW(R&B) Department to Additional Director General of Police, Traffic, J&K-Jammu, a copy of which lies GNS, “traffic dry days are for undertaking major repairs and maintenance works on the highway.”

“It has been decided that all Wednesday(s) falling on 14th, 21st, and 28th of April, 2021 and 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of May, 2021 would be Traffic Dry Day on NH-44”, it reads.

The Joint Director (Plg) PW(R&B) Department, as per the communiqué, has asked Additional Director General of Police, Traffic, J&K-Jammu to kindly advise concerned traffic officers/officials to notify the information for facilitation of the maintenance works on NH-44.

Meanwhile, on Friday (April 9), subject to fair weather and better road condition, LMVs shall be allowed from Srinagar towards Jammu, a the traffic department official said. (GNS)

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