Early Times Report
Srinagar, Nov 13: Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) will ply from Jammu to Srinagar only while Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) from both sides on Wednesday on the national highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
About 10,000 vehicles, including 8,000 HMVs and 2000 LMVs, have reached their destination on the highway during the past 24 hours, a traffic police official told UNI this morning.
Meanwhile, massive snow clearance operation was going on to put through the 86-km-long historic Mughal road which is closed for the eighth day on Wednesday. The road, which is seen as alternative to Srinagar-Jammu national highway, connects Shopian in south Kashmir and Rajouri and Poonch.
One-way traffic would continue on the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, connecting Union Territory (UT) with Kashmir valley. Today traffic will ply from Sonmarg in central Kashmir district of Ganderbal to Ladakh, official said.
He said about 10,000 vehicles, including 8000 HMVs, which had left Srinagar and Jammu have reached to their destinations during the past 24 hours.
Today HMVs, including those carrying essentials for Kashmir, left Jammu this morning. No HMV will be allowed to ply from opposite direction, he said adding that LMVs, particularly, carrying passengers will be allowed to operate from both sides.
He said National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) have put up sophisticated machines at avalanche prone areas to launch landslide clearance operation immediately.