The weather along the NHW is partially cloudy. The commuters are advised to confirm the status of the road from Traffic Control Units at Srinagar, Ramban, Jammu and PCR Jammu before starting a journey on the NHW as chances of occurring of sudden landslides/shooting stones at vulnerable/landslide-prone areas during night hours cannot be ruled out.
Keeping in view the overall condition of the road, especially between Jawahar Tunnel and Ramban coupled with the narrow width of the NHW at some places, allowing two-way movement of HMVs on the NHW is not feasible.
Therefore, subject to fair weather and good condition of the road, in order to facilitate the passengers and emergency vehicles, today, movement of passenger vehicles/LMVs on the NHW shall be allowed both ways viz. from Jammu towards Srinagar and vice versa. However, the commuters are requested/advised that avoid traveling during night hours.
The movement of Load Carriers shall be one way only. Tomorrow on 28.03.2018 movement of these vehicles shall be allowed from Jammu towards Srinagar and shall be regulated from Udhampur itself.
Moreover, the commuters are advised to exhibit the highest order of driving discipline on the NHW in general and while crossing Chenani-Nashri Tunnel in particular. They shall avoid overtaking, over speeding, doubling, especially inside the tunnel and adhere to the road signs and instructions/ Do’s and Don’ts displayed on either side of the Tunnel for their safe crossing and hassle-free movement of traffic inside the tunnel tubes.
No movement of load carriers and convoys of Army, BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB etc. shall be allowed from opposite side under any circumstances in order to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the NHW.
All the Dy.SSP/DTIs are directed that vehicles are not parked in any landslide/ vulnerable zone of NHW, especially from Jawahar Tunnel – Ramban and Jawahar Tunnel-Lower Munda under any circumstances. The said road stretches are vulnerable/slide prone zones and therefore should be kept free from all sorts of traffic to avoid any eventuality.
People are requested to undertake a journey on the National Highway only after confirming the status of the road from TCU Srinagar (01942450022, 2485396), TCU Ramban (9419993745), TCU Jammu (01912459048, 9419147732) and PCR Jammu (0191-2544581, 2542000, 2542001, 2560401, 1090). They shall also contact Traffic Police officers viz. SSP Traffic, Rural Kashmir (9419091281); SSP Traffic NHW (9596304020); Dy.SSP Traffic Udhampur/Reasi (9419150589); Ramban (9419160806); Banihal (7006640663) and Dy.SP Traffic, Kulgam/Qazigund (9697009080) in case of any assistance enroute.