Jammu-Srinagar highway restrictions partially relaxed; civilian traffic from Srinagar to Baramulla to be blocked only on Sundays

The Jammu and Kashmir government partially relaxed the two-day-a-week restrictions on movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

Press Trust of India April 20, 2019 19:05:37 IST
Jammu-Srinagar highway restrictions partially relaxed; civilian traffic from Srinagar to Baramulla to be blocked only on Sundays
  • The Jammu and Kashmir government partially relaxed the two-day-a-week restrictions on the movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

  • The restrictions were imposed days after the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

  • Now, there would be no restrictions from Srinagar to Baramulla (both in the Kashmir region) on Wednesdays.

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday partially relaxed the two-day-a-week restrictions on the movement of civilian traffic on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway which was put in place to facilitate movement of security forces' convoys.

JammuSrinagar highway restrictions partially relaxed civilian traffic from Srinagar to Baramulla to be blocked only on Sundays

Security personnel stand guard as an army convoy crosses the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway, on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday. PTI

Earlier this month, the government had imposed the restrictions on the national highway (NH-44) connecting Jammu to Srinagar, days after the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

The restriction barred civilian traffic from plying on the road on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Now, there would be no restrictions from Srinagar to Baramulla (both in the Kashmir region) on Wednesdays, an official spokesperson said Saturday.

However, the restrictions would continue between Srinagar and Udhampur, in the Jammu region, on NH-44 as earlier, he said.

"These would be reviewed periodically and relaxation would be made as the need for restriction reduces," he said.

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