No one-way traffic on Sgr-Jmu highway from now onwards: Govt

Srinagar: The government on Monday said that there will no restrictions on the traffic along National Highway as the vehicles from either side can ply on daily basis from now onwards.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, V K Bidhuri, as per a local news gathering agency said that the condition of Srinagar-Jammu highway has improved and from now onwards, the traffic from both the sides will be allowed to ply on daily basis.

“The trucks from both sides will ply towards their destinations on either side,” he said.

Asked about allowing civil traffic during security forces movement, he said that the decision was taken in the aftermath of an attack on CRPF personnel a few years back.

“The decision was taken at a time when there were no dividers in place. Although the situation has improved and the dividers are also in place, the security agencies are reviewing the decision,” he said.

Any decision in this regard will be taken keeping in view the security angle as well as the convenience of common people.

Pertinently, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar had announced that no civil traffic will be stopped on the national highway during VVIP and senior officers’ movement.

He had also advocated additional measures and SoPs for facilitating free flow of traffic without compromising convoy security in a phased manner. (KNO)

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