Heavy vehicle traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway resumes

Srinagar: Heavy vehicle traffic was resumed on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway today after remaining suspended yesterday in view of the visit of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice T S Thakur to Ramban.

However, due to operation against militants hiding in a government building at Pampore, traffic has been diverted through Somarbugh.

A traffic police spokesman told UNI that heavy vehicles, including trucks carrying fruit from here and essentials from Jammu, have been allowed this morning.

Besides other vehicles are also plying normally, he said.

In view of the visit of Justice Thakur, no heavy vehicle, including trucks and buses, from Srinagar and Jammu were allowed on the highway, linking the Kashmir valley with the rest of the country.

He said this decision was taken as a precautionary measure to prevent any traffic jam on the highway.

Similarly Gujjar and bakerwals have also been allowed to use the highway to take their livestock from Kashmir valley to Jammu for winter today.

Justice Thakur alongwith four Supreme Court inaugurated Justice D D Thakur library at Ramban yesterday.

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