Restrictions on civilian traffic on Kashmir highway only on Sundays from now onwards
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday ordered that civilian traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway will be only on Sundays.
The An order issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department reads “In consequence of the reviews undertaken on real time basis with regard to the regulation of civilian vehicular movement, it is hereby ordered that henceforth the restriction on civilian traffic between Srinagar and Udhampur on national highway-44 would be for only one day in a week — Sunday.” it may be mentioned here the restrictions had been imposed on civilian traffic on the highway on Wednesdays and Sundays after the killing of 40 CRPF men in an attack on CRPF convoy near Awantipora on Jammu Srinagar-Jammu highway in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The curbs were aimed at securing the passage of convoys of army and paramilitary forces on the highway.
Mainstream political parties, traders and civil society members had vehemently opposed the imposition of restrictions on the highway as they said it adversely impacted business and professional activities in the Kashmir Valley.