NH being closed from Oct 10 to 12

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 10/8/2014 11:12:52 PM

JAMMU, Oct 8: Due to torrential rains in the month of September which resulted in the damage to large number of vulnerable stretches along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NHW)-1A, one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs urgent repairs. The BEACON authorities have recommended closing down of Srinagar-Jammu national highway for three days.
Official reports said that one portion of hillside at Gangroo (Ramsoo) has developed cracks and needs to be addressed urgently otherwise it can prove dangerous for the passengers and others travelling/moving on NHW-1A. BEACON authorities have recommended closing down of the road for October 10, 11 and 12 in order to address this stretch of road and make the same traffic worthy. Besides, other bottlenecks which could not be addressed earlier by the concerned authority due to continuous flow of traffic on NHW-1A from September 16 are also to be addressed and efforts will be made to make the road worthy for two way traffic.
“Keeping in view the safety and security of the passengers and addressing of bottlenecks/other dangerous stretches, the NHW-1A i.e. Srinagar-Jammu National Highway shall remain closed for three days i.e. October 10, 11 and 12, 2014 and no movement of vehicular traffic, whatsoever, either from Jammu or valley shall be allowed on NHW-1A during the above said period. This will be effective from 10 PM of October 9,” official reports said.
However, in order to facilitate the passengers, transportation of fruits and essential commodities, the Passenger Service Vehicles (LMVs only), empty oil tankers, empty trucks and fruit laden load carriers (Medium sized only) can use Mughal road for their movement from Srinagar towards Jammu on October 10th, 11th and 12th, 2014 after getting clearance from district administration regarding feasibility/status of the road. Similarly all type of vehicles of said category intending to move to valley can use Sinthan Top-Kishtwar route for their movement towards valley during said period.
Torrential rains in the month of September resulted in the damage to large number of vulnerable stretches along Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NHW)-1A. Due to the strenuous efforts of Beacon/Leighton/Nauyaga authorities, the road was temporality restored for one way traffic more so in view of the situation emerging in the valley after devastating floods.
The efforts were to allow the one way traffic to pump in maximum essential commodities and relief materials into the valley. Now as the things have started getting normal and traffic flow on NHW-1A has increased there is an urgent need to restore the damaged portions of the road and make it worthy for two way traffic.

 

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