Crescent Kashmir

Flow of traffic

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J&K administration has taken many remedial measures for the smooth flow of traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Recently the Chief Secretary held detailed deliberations with all the stakeholders including the Highway authorities for finding ways and means to further reduce the travel time on Sgr-Jmu National Highway for the Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) ahead of the fruit season this year.

He impressed the Deputy Commissioners to designate no halt zones in their respective jurisdictions and strictly adhere to the same under all circumstances. He asked them to take measures for improvement of the road surface near the slide-prone stretches at Dalwas, Mehad, Cafeteria Morh and Sher-Bibi. He further instructed for designating the halting areas for trucks especially in the Ramban District where the widening of road is still in progress.

He insisted on having better coordination between the traffic and District police. He told them to provide the best gear to the traffic personnel manning the traffic on these stretches where work is going on. He asked for putting extra men into service for effective monitoring and management of the traffic plying on the highway.

Regarding the movement of fruit trucks from the valley he stressed on taking onboard the Fruit Associations while devising the traffic plan. He asked for marking the fruit laden trucks with specially designed stickers for their identification and giving unhindered access to reach the Mandis outside. He directed the Deputy Commissioners of the valley to establish District Control Rooms in their offices for giving real time updates to the fruit growers about the road and other issues.

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