Due to continuous sliding/shooting stones especially at Rattanwas, Chamalwas, Sherbibi, Digdol and Seri, large portion of the road at these locations remained covered with huge boulders. Notwithstanding continuous clearing by the concerned road maintenance agency, the road could not be thrown open for traffic. Though the efforts vis-à-vis making the road traffic worthy are afoot, yet tough time is being faced by the road maintenance agency in road clearance process, which however is going on.
In view of the above, no movement of traffic either from Jammu or Srinagar shall be allowed on Jammu-Srinagar NHW tomorrow on 21.02.2017 keeping in view the security/ safety of drivers/passengers.
Further, as per weather forecast, moderate to heavy rain/snow fall is expected at widespread places of the State in next 24 hours, which could lead to triggering of fresh landslides and blockade of NHW. As such all the Dy.SsP Traffic/DTIs/SOs shall ensure that no vehicles are parked between Jawahar Tunnel South portal to Nowgam village and between Jawahar Tunnel North portal to Lower Munda under any circumstances. These areas being dangerous and avalanche zones should be kept free from any kind of traffic. Any deviation will attract strict action against the concerned officer.
Strong nakas shall be established at appropriate places for implementation of the directions in letter and spirit to avoid any eventuality. Close co-ordination needs to be made with District Police for better results on ground.
People are requested to contact TCU Srinagar (01942450022, 2485396), TCU Ramban (9419993745) and TCU Jammu (01912459048, 9419147732) and officers of Traffic wing to get the status of the road.