Srinagar, September 11: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, V. K. Bidhuri, stated on Monday that traffic, including fruit-laden trucks, would henceforth be permitted on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway every day, as opposed to the previous SOP of alternating traffic days.
The Divisional Commissioner told reporters that it has been agreed to allow hassle-free travel on the national route every day, which would definitely assist fruit farmers.
“Previously, we had the Up convoy-Down convoy system, which meant that when a convoy left Srinagar, traffic from the other side was prohibited.” Trucks may now operate on any day of the week. “This will undoubtedly benefit fruit growers,” he added.
He further said that this decision was taken after the Chief Secretary examined the National Highway and discovered that it was in better shape, and that the security situation had improved, both of which benefited the public.
Concerning the temporary stoppage of traffic on the highway, he indicated that security services are assessing the situation, taking both security and public comfort into account.
“The SOP to stop traffic was implemented following the CRPF attack in Lethpora, and there was no divider on the highway at the time.” The security situation has now greatly improved, and security authorities will make a decision shortly after examining all factors,” he said.