x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Clogged drains put question mark on development claims, says Munish | Karnataka fails to score big as J&K trails by 118 runs on day 3 stumps | Sanjeevni Sharda Kendra organizes ‘Samoohik Shivratri Samaroh’ | Heritage School Organises Workshop on Global Citizenship Education | RMPS organises Inter-school badminton competition | Punjab faculty delivers extension lecture | Daughter of soil conferred with ‘ Zohra Sehgal National Award-2020’ | Farewell party for outgoing students organized | Valedictory programme on employability skill enhancement concludes | Intra- Zone Cricket Men tournament organized | DLSA Samba organises cricket coaching camp/tournament | JKNPP protests transportation of bovines to Manipur from Jammu Military farms | J&K Bank FC thrashes PDC by 6 goals to 1, clinches football championship | IECS Polytechnic celebrates “Matribasha Diwas” | DLSA Samba organises cricket coaching camp/tournament | JU organize national integration camp | J-K Institute, Canadian firm sign pact on cannabis research | YCET conducts online test under spoken tutorial project of IIT Bombay | Youth Congress stages protest over hike in LPG price | BMPS organizes annual day | Himalayan college organises sports week | 460 doctors , Nursing candidates selected for Certificate Programme for AB-HWC | National Tribal Youth exchange programme underway | NC in doldrums, father-son party left with no decision makers | 30 years on, a woman's struggle continues against Edu Deptt to get her job back | Amid talks of banning private practice by govt doctors, need is to regulate private clinics as well | Kashmir abuzz with sporting events as Jammu left idle by Govt! | Bukhari group, businessmen hold 'secret' meeting at Gulmarg | Ram Madhav meeting with Altaf Bukhari fuels rumours | Two LeT militants killed in encounter at Sangam-Bijbehara in Anantnag | In a bid to make JK incorruptible, LG’s Office seeks services of 150 IAS officers from Delhi | India issues travel advisory on Singapore | JKTJAC demands resolution of teaching fraternity' issues | Khidmat Centre professional welcomes announcement by PMO | China casts evil eye on the Union Territory of Ladakh | No country for women | Active militant of HM arrested in Pattan Baramulla, associate of LeT in Sopore | Languishing projects in Rajouri get breakthrough | 11 thieves arrested: 12 motor vehicles, 160 gm gold, mobile phone recovered | Cyber Police Station takes cognizance of threat to senior Police Officer received on Social Media; FIR Registered | Court sent six OGWs to 15 days judicial remand | Seven dead as passenger vehicle falls into gorge | Court rejects plea of JK Bank for releasing of documents | DC seeks short-term, long-term proposals for beautification of Jammu | Domicile law for J&K coming very soon: Dr Jitendra | SRO-202 employees’ delegation call on BJP state president | Div Com for strict implementation of anti-encroachment drive | PHE workers stage protest, strike enters 16th day | CB arrests fraudster for duping crores of rupees | Schools in Kashmir to re-open on February 24 | Placed on ground, PDD transformer poses threat | Tractor owners stage protest against Govt | DC holds extensive appraisal of land encroachments in Shalteng tehsil | Narcotic smuggler held with heroin | ADC inspects district hospital | Revenue Camp held at Kishtwar; 10 mutations attested on spot | Driver killed as truck falls into gorge in Ramban | 8 tippers seized for illegal mining | Jammu Paryatan to start bus service for Purmandal, Utter Behni Temples | DDC inspects works executed under B2V programme | Power shut down | Back Issues  
 
news details
Traffic to ply from Jammu to Srinagar for second day
1/21/2020 12:53:03 AM
Early Times Report

Jammu, Jan 20 : One-way traffic will continue to ply from Jammu to Srinagar for the second consecutive day on Monday on the national highway, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.
Meanwhile, over 2000 vehicles, mostly Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) carrying fruits, are stranded on this side of the Jawahar tunnel for the past about a week. ”We allowed traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on Sunday to clear vehicles, including trucks carrying essentials, oil and LPG tankers,” a traffic police official said.
He said that today also, traffic will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and no vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction. However, he said Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) were allowed to cross Nagrota before 1100 hrs and HMVs, to move in the afternoon.
Traffic on the highway was allowed to ply from Srinagar to Jammu on Friday and Saturday. About 7000 vehicles, including HMVs, which were stranded on the Highway, were cleared during these two days. He admitted that some vehicles remained stranded.
However, about 2000 HMVs and other vehicles are stranded on this side of the tunnel. Truckers alleged that they were stranded on the highway for the past about a week. They further alleged that traffic police personnel deployed on the highway are allowing only those vehicles, who pay bribe.
Drivers of trucks and oil tankers said it took about two weeks to reach Srinagar from Jammu and equal number of days or more to reach back to Jammu.
”Let authorities allow traffic from one side for two consecutive days to avoid traffic jam,” they said, adding but no vehicle should be allowed from the opposite direction.
However, a senior traffic police official refuted the truckers allegation and said since the road remain slippery in the morning and evening hours, drivers are driving their vehicles very slowly particularly between Qazigund to Ramban.
We are allowing HMVs and other vehicles without any discrimination or favour, he said. There is a forecast for fresh snowfall in the region during the next 24 hours which could again affect air and surface traffic. The highway frequently gets closed due to landslides and snowfall, leading to acute shortage of essentials, particularly vegetables, meat, chicken and other eatables.
The prices of commodities are also going up due to frequent suspension of traffic on the highway, which has become a daily routine since the National Highway Authority of India ( NHAI) started road widening, particularly between Ramban and Ramsu. Meanwhile, the 434-km-long highway, the only road connecting Union Territory (UT) Ladakh with Kashmir and 98-km-long Mughal road, linking Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, and Anantnag-Kishtwar road also remained closed for the past 41 days on Sunday, due to snow and slippery conditions.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU