HMVs to ply one-way on Srinagar-Jammu highway, PM reviewing progress on NH

Srinagar, Sep 26: Heavy Motor Vehicle (HMV) traffic will continue to ply only one-way on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu National Highway following frequent disruption due to road widening and historic Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region.

Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) traffic will ply from both sides.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to arrive today to review the progress of the Udhampur-Banihal highway four-laning project. A senior officer of Highways, Ministry of Road Transport and highway has recently directed the construction companies for proper maintenance and management of the highway stretch between Nashri to Banihal so that transportation of vehicles does not get obstructed.

A traffic police official told media that LMV traffic will continue to ply from both Srinagar and Jammu sides on Wednesday. However, he said, movement of HMV were allowed from Jammu to Srinagar only and no HMV will be allowed from opposite direction.

Due to restriction on HMV transportation of essentials and oil tankers to Kashmir gets delayed. Transportation of fruit to outside the valley mandies also get affected.

Similarly, he said LMV traffic will ply from both sides on 86-km-long historic Mughal road. However, HMV traffic will ply from Shopian to other side of the Buffliaz and no HMV vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, he said.

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