Ramban, September 1: Vehicle traffic will be restricted for seven hours on the Nashri-Navyug Tunnel, Banihal section of the Srinagar Jammu National Highway (NH 44) in order to complete essential repair work at Dalwass, where a tiny section of the road caved in on Friday.
The daytime two-way traffic of light-duty vehicles (LDVs) and heavy-duty vehicles continued on NH 44.
According to officials, a 30-meter length of road that was giving way to traffic on a one-way basis at Dalwass, near the Nashri tunnel, caved in about midday on Friday. Vehicle operators were asked to maintain lane discipline and work with the traffic department in light of this.
Later, SSP Traffic National Highway Ramban Rohit Baskotra stated: “Vehicular movement on NH-44 will remain suspended from Nashri towards Navyug Tunnel, Banihal and vice versa from Friday 10 pm to 5 am on Saturday because of urgent repair work at Dalwass on NH-44.”
Only after receiving confirmation from the traffic control units on the condition of the road were people encouraged to travel on NH-44.
According to officials, the Project Director of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), PIU, Ramban had previously asked the District Magistrate Ramban Mussarat Islam to order the suspension of vehicle traffic at Dalwass on the Srinagar Jammu National Highway (NH-44) in order to do urgent maintenance.
According to officials, there will be a complete halt to vehicular traffic on NH-44 between Chanderkote and Nashri from 10 p.m. this evening until 5 a.m. tomorrow (September 2, 2023) based on the request or recommendation of the Project Director, NHAI, PIU Ramban, and Senior Superintendent of Police Traffic, NHWS, Ramban.
Late on Friday night, officials in charge of overseeing traffic management on the highway reported that traffic between the Nashri and Chanderkote sections of the route had ceased to flow.