Ramban, September 15: On Friday, the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway (NH-44), which was open for two-way travel by light vehicles (LMVs) and heavy trucks, had regular traffic flow.
The breakdown of six large trucks and the transit of nomads carrying cattle between the Nashri and Banihal sectors of the highway, according to authorities, caused delayed traffic flow on single-lane road segments near Dalwass and Mehar Cafeteria.
As stated by Ramban traffic authorities, “The highway remained open and hundreds of LMVs plied on either side of it (highway) without any interruption throughout the day.”
They said that “Heavy vehicles released from Jakhani-Udhampur were still heading towards Kashmir, at a slow pace, at single-lane road stretches between Nashri and Banihal.”
LMVs and heavy vehicles would be permitted to travel on either side of the route, subject to favourable weather and decent road conditions, according to a new warning from the Jammu and Kashmir traffic department for Saturday.