JAMMU/SRINAGAR TRAFFIC POLICE HEADQUARTERS, J&K
From 01-11-2023, 1700 hrs. to 02-11-2023, 1700 hrs., there was slow movement noticed on NH-44 owing to breakdown of 07 HMVs and poor surface condition of road at Dalwas and single lane traffic at Cafeteria-Mehad, Magerkote, and Nachlana between Nashri and NAVYUG Tunnel.
Travellers and LMV drivers are urged to avoid nighttime trips on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. Nighttime travel is discouraged because of the potential disruption caused by nomads making their way from the Kashmir valley to Jammu.
Drivers and owners of heavy vehicles are urged to avoid overloading vehicles and to bring along enough petrol to go from Jammu to Srinagar. Drivers are also urged to ensure their cars are in good working order and to stock up on petrol before setting out on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
Heavy vehicles fitted with just 06 and 10 tyres will be permitted to use Dhar Road.
Traffic Plan and Advice for March 11th, 2023:
LMV passengers, private cars, HMVs, and load carriers should be permitted on both sides of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44), namely Jammu towards Srinagar and vice versa, subject to fair weather and excellent road conditions. Drivers are reminded to maintain proper lane formation.
Movement of the SF Convoy:Vehicles belonging to the Security Forces will be permitted to travel from both ends of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH-44), from Jammu in the direction of Srinagar and vice versa, provided that the weather cooperates and the roads are in satisfactory condition.
Presently, snow is falling. From Srinagar towards Kargil and vice versa, traffic on the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari route will resume tomorrow, weather and road conditions permitting (after the green signal from BEACON).
Vehicle traffic on Mughal Road, both from Poonch to Shopian and in the other direction, is expected to resume once the weather improves and the road is repaired. Between the hours of 06:00 and 18:00, these vehicles will be permitted to travel between the cities of Behramgalla (Bufliaz) and Herpora (Shopian). After the designated time has passed, no vehicles will be admitted.
Travellers should only proceed on NH-44 if they have first confirmed the road’s condition with one of the following traffic control units: Jammu (0191-2459048), Srinagar (0194-02450022), Ramban (9419993745), Udhampur (8491928625), or PCR Kishtwar (9906154100) for Sinthan Road.