On Thursday, the Srinagar–Jammu National Highway near Ramban remained open for both LMVs and heavy trucks to travel in both directions.
According to authorities, traffic between the Nashri and Banihal sectors of the highway remained sluggish owing to the breakdown of a few large trucks and single road sections at Dalwass, Mehar-Cafeteria, Ramban, and other spots.
The route between Mehar and the cafe was reportedly blocked for a short time by a large rock. Those “monitoring the regulation of traffic along this stretch” “stopped traffic” and “the boulder was immediately removed and pushed aside from the road,” they said.
Meanwhile, a Friday advise from the Jammu and Kashmir traffic police department indicated that LMVs and heavy trucks would be permitted to travel from Jakhani-Udhampur towards Kashmir, if the weather and roads were suitable.
“Police are advised to undertake journeys on NH-44 only after confirming status of the road from Traffic Control Units Srinagar, Jammu, Udhamur, and Ramban,” reads the caution.