Only one-way traffic on Srinagar-Jammu Highway till further orders

SRINAGAR: Civilian traffic was resumed on Monday on the national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country while historic Mughal road was through for traffic.
To avoid any traffic jam and accident, it has been decided to allow only one-way traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway from Monday till further orders, a traffic police official told UNI.
Only security force convoy was allowed to ply on the highway on Sunday, when only security force were allowed from both Jammu and Srinagar sides.
Today Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) and Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs),including those carrying passengers and essentials for Kashmir valley will ply from Jammu to Srinagar. No vehicle will be allowed to ply from opposite direction, he said adding only one-way traffic will continue on the highway till further orders.
There is also a forecast of heavy to very heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir from Tuesday for three days which could also have impact on surface and air traffic. However, air traffic resumed suspended for the past two days when all flights at Srinagar airport were cancelled.
The historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, was through for traffic despite slippery road conditions at several places. Traffic on the road was allowed only on Sunday after remaining suspended since November 6 due to heavy snowfall. Traffic from Rajouri and Poonch for Shopian will ply today till 1300 hrs when traffic from other side for valley will be allowed till 1500 hrs.
Officials from traffic and civilian administration besides police remained deployed at several places on the road, which is seen as alternative to Srinagar-Jammu national highway.