Srinagar: Ahead of commencement of annual Amarnath yatra, the authorities on Tuesday issued a fresh traffic advisory from June 29.
According to the advisory, SAJY-2022 is starting on 29th of June till 13th of August and the route for the Yatra shall be NH-44 only.
“As a result, some changes in the timing of vehicular movement have been decided and are informed to the general public and other concerned through this advisory,” the advisory reads.
Movement of Light Motor Vehicles (i.e cars/taxies/passenger vehicles personal cars etc)
Civilian and Non-Civilian Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) movement from Jammu to Srinagar via NH-44 shall be released from TCP Nagrota between 0730 to 1100 hours daily.
LMVs traffic from Srinagar to Jammu via NH-44 shall be released from Qazigund after 1130 AM daily.
Till 2 PM, LMVs traffic going in both the directions shall be redirected through Jawahar Tunnel and thereafter through Navyug Tunnel.
LMVs of citizens from Jammu/Kashmir Province who wish to travel outside the indicated timing for NH-44 are advised to travel via Mughal Road.
Tourists and Yatries are advised to travel only via NH-44 following the timings given above.
Movement of Heavy Motor Vehicles (i.e Goods truck/Trailer/Oil tankers etc)
HMVs movement through NH-44 will be on alternate days as is the current practice.
The Down (Srinagar to Jammu) movement of HMVs will be allowed from Qazigund towards Jammu from 2.30 to 8.30 PM only, on alternate days.
Up (Jammu to Srinagar) movement of HMVs will be released from Jekhani Naka between 1600 to 2000 hours on alternate days.
Vehicles carrying fresh and perishable items will be allowed to move with the HMVs only. However, priority will be given to the vehicles carrying fresh and perishable items.
To avoid congestion, HMVs (below 10 wheels), (including those carrying fresh & perishable items) are advised to use the Mughal Road.
Movement of tourists and yatries in Kashmir valley
Tourists and yatries are advised to travel in the Kashmir valley only during the day light hours i.e between 0700 hours to 1800 hours Movement via Mughal Road
Mughal road shall remain open on all the days for LMVs from 9 A.M to 12 noon from Heerpur (Shopian) and Behramgala Poonch.
However, HMVs (Below10 wheels) shall be allowed on alternate days on Mughal road from 9:30 A.M from Heerpur (Shopian) for down-convoy and from 9:30 A.M from Behramgala for up convoy.
The above timings are indicated and may be changed depending upon the weather condition, road condition and other administrative requirements. Citizen are advised to check the daily traffic advisory and plan their travel accordingly.
Taxi operators, tour operators and Hoteliers are advised to inform their clients about the above travel restrictions well in advance so as to avoid last minute difficulties.
The daily traffic advisory may be accessed on Twitter (@Traffic_hqrs) and web (www.jktrafficpolice.nic.in).