The Chief Secretary issued directions for constituting a committee to be headed by Principal Secretary, PW (R&B)

Department and comprising of Administrative Secretary, Transport Department; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu; IG Traffic; Deputy Commissioner and SSP Ramban to submit a plan to regulate the traffic movement smoothly on NH-44 between Banihal- Nashri stretch.  help.

He asked them to explore the possibility of following the 12 hour cycle for the truckers to move from opposite directions instead of alternate days currently adhered to.

He suggested them to use the Mughal road as an alternative in case of exigencies and blockages.

He asked them to utilize the alternative Jawahar tunnel if the main road is choked.  The RO, NHAI apprised the Chief Secretary about section-wise progress on the four-lanning of National Highway including that on Nashri-Ramban and Ramban-Banihal sections.

Meanwhile, The Director General of Police directed the traffic and police department to effectively regulate the vehicular traffic movement and facilitate smooth passage of the fruit laden trucks on the Highway.

He also directed the Police and District Administration to implement the orders in letter and spirit issued regarding ‘No Parking zones’.

The NHAI was further asked to immediately restore the double carriage traffic movement on these stretches. They were also told to install crash barriers and sign boards at all vulnerable spots to provide real-time information to commuters and transporters regarding traffic movement.

Earlier, IGP, Traffic made a Power Point Presentation (PPT) and briefed the meeting about account of vehicular traffic movement on Jammu- Srinagar National Highway besides highlighting the bottlenecks hindering the flow of vehicular traffic movement smoothly.

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