Srinagar: There will be no ban on civilian traffic movement on the highway, the only road linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country, on Wednesday and vehicles will ply from Jammu to Srinagar, a traffic police department spokesman said.
Traffic spokesman said that the nodal agency i.e. CRPF has telephonically informed that on 17.04.2019 there shall be no movement of the convoy on NHW -44. “As such the Traffic plan issued earlier shall stand modified and normal traffic would ply on the NHW from Jammu towards Srinagar,” he said.
The authorities had imposed ban on civilian traffic twice in a week –Sunday and Wednesday—to allow free and safe movement of security force convoy on the highway on April 4.
However, ban evoked a sharp reaction from the leaders of mainstream and separatist organisations besides traders, transporters, fruit traders and common people.
A number of petitions were also filed in the high court challenging the ban which had badly affected normal life since April 7.
The spokesperson informed that civilian traffic will be allowed from Jammu to Srinagar and no convoy would ply on the route.
Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) will have to cross Jakheni Udhampur between 0800 hrs to 1100 hrs when Heavy Motor Vehicles (HMVs) will be allowed to proceed towards Kashmir.
However, no vehicle will be allowed in the opposite direction.