No civilian convoy day on highway

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 5/20/2019 4:04:36 PM

SRINAGAR, May 19: No civilian traffic movement was allowed today on the Srinagar-Jammu highway from 4 AM to 5 PM today.
Only security forces convoy plied on the highway during the period.
Only one-way traffic plied on national highway, linking Ladakh region with Kashmir and historic 86-km-long Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region.
No civilian traffic was allowed on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway today when only security force convoy plied. The authorities had imposed ban on civilian traffic on the highway twice in a week on Sunday and Wednesday to allow free and safe movement of security forces after 44 CRPF personnel were killed in a fidayeen attack at Awantipora in February this year.
However, Wednesday ban was lifted on the highway.
The ban had evoked sharp reaction from leaders of almost all mainstream parties besides separatists, traders, transporters and common people who alleged that life of people living on both sides of the highway is badly affected.
Only one-way traffic continued to ply on historic Mughal Road on Sunday, a traffic police official said.
Today, traffic plied from Shopian to Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu.
Today, the traffic plied from Srinagar to Leh on the highway, connecting Ladakh with Kashmir.



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