Jammu Srinagar National Highway: Traffic shall be allowed from both sides
Photo By : Aaqib Parray

From November 19, 2023, at 1700 hours, until November 20, 2023, at 1700 hours. The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was shut down for five full hours. Kishtwari Pather in Banihal has been closed for 25 minutes owing to road damage. Three heavy vehicle (HMV) breakdowns, as well as bad road conditions at Dalwas and single-lane traffic near Cafeteria-Mehad, Magerkote, and Nachlana between Nashri and NAVYUG Tunnel, have slowed traffic on NH-44.
The Kishtwari Pather restoration project is still ongoing, but traffic is being controlled in an orderly manner. Congestion can be avoided if people stick to lano driving.
Travelers and LMV drivers are urged to avoid using the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway at night. Nighttime travel is discouraged because of the potential for disruption caused by nomads making their way from the Kashmir valley to Jammu.
Operators and owners of HIMVs traveling the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway are asked to avoid overloading their vehicles and to bring an adequate supply of gasoline. In addition, drivers are urged to ensure their cars are in good working order and to stock up on gas before setting out on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

Heavy vehicles fitted with just 06 and 10 tires will be permitted to use Dhar Road.
Passenger LMV operations are dependent on dry weather and passable roads. On the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44), private cars, HMVs, and load carriers are permitted to travel both to and from Srinagar from Jammu.
It is imperative that commuters maintain proper lane discipline.
Movement of the SFs’ convoy vehicles belonging to the Security Forces would be permitted to travel from both directions along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44), from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa, provided that the weather is favorable and the roads are in excellent shape.
The SSG Road
Subject to fine weather and acceptable road conditions, vehicular traffic on the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari route may be permitted from both sides, viz., Srinagar towards Kargil and vice versa. Between 7:30 and 11:30, only LMVs, followed by HMVs, will be permitted to travel from Minamarg to Srinagar. Similarly. From 1300 to 1700, LMVs and then HMVs will be permitted to travel from Sonamarg to Kargil. When the gates close, no cars will be let in.
The SFs Convoy will depart Srinagar for Kargil at 8:00 a.m. The SFs convoy traveling between Drass and Srinagar must coordinate their routes so as to minimize disruptions to civilian traffic.
If the weather is nice and the route is passable, traffic may flow freely from Poonch to Shopian and vice versa along the Mughal route.
From Behramgalla (Buffliaz) and Herpora (Shopian), these vehicles will be permitted between 0600 and 1800. When the clock strikes midnight, no vehicle is permitted.
The following traffic control units can provide information on the condition of National Highway 44: Jammu (0191-2459048), Srinagar (0194-02450022, 2485396, 1800-180-7091, 103), Ramban (9419993745), Udhampur (8491928625), and PCR Kishtwar (9906154010).



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