Traffic scenario on National Highway

One of the busiest National Highways – Srinagar-Jammu road is a link between the valley and the rest of the country especially in matters of transporting essentials, goods, fuel and other material needed hence it is pertinent that it was kept and maintained in such a way that traffic over it ran quite smoothly. Since during late September – December of the year fruits especially apples, pears etc move out of the valley to different market destinations in the country, there is a spurt in the movement of fruit laden trucks. It is to be ensured that such trucks are not subjected to any types of traffic hazards and made to unnecessarily wait on the NH which can damage the taste, quality and the life of the fruit.
In this connection, the steps being taken by the UT Government in ensuring the Highway remained all ”clear” for such movement of fruits is commendable. What is needed is that such fruits laden vehicles are given clearance on preferred basis on the National Highway keeping in view the fragility of the fruits transported. Completing the double lane system of the areas between Banihal and Ramban and its subsequent blacktopping on the NH within a timeframe of 10 days and completing any repairing works are other steps being taken to further facilitate the smooth plying of fruit laden vehicles to reach their destinations quite in time.