Civilian traffic to be restricted on Jammu-Srinagar highway on Sundays

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has said civilian vehicles will be restricted on the Jammu-Srinagar highway only on Sundays.

According to reports, the restrictions was imposed on civilian traffic on the highway on Wednesdays and Sundays after the Pulwama terror attack.

Officials said the curbs were aimed at securing smooth passage of convoys of security forces on the highway.

An order issued by the state Home Department said: “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 that is Sunday.”

It is worthwhile to mention that political parties, traders, professionals and civil society members had vehemently opposed the imposition of restrictions on the highway.

They said the decision had adversely affected business and professional activities in the Kashmir Valley.

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