Kashmir highway: Govt lifts ban on traffic movement on Baramulla- Srinagar road

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Srinagar: The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday  said that the restriction on civilian movement between Srinagar and Baramulla on NH-44 will be completely lifted w.e.f. 2-05-2019.

There would be no prohibition on civilian traffic in this stretch on Sunday or Wednesday.


However, the restrictions would continue between Srinagar and Udhampur on NH-44 as earlier, and that these would be reviewed periodically and relaxation would be made as the need for restriction reduces, said a press statement issued by the office of the government.

Earlier this month, the Government had imposed restrictions on civilian movement on the National Highway (NH-44) connecting Jammu to Srinagar, in order to ensure adequate security to the movement of government  Forces’ convoys..

In order to facilitate unhindered and secure movement of government forces’ Convoys, the Government had imposed a prohibition on civilian traffic on NH-44 from Baramulla to Udhampur twice a week, i.e. on Sunday & Wednesday, from 4.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m.

As per the statement issued by the administration, the Government is monitoring the convoy needs of government forces on a real time basis and making all attempts to minimize public inconvenience. Earlier, the restriction on civilian movement between Srinagar and Baramulla on NH-44 was reduced only to Sunday w.e.f. 22-04-2019 and the prohibition on Wednesday was lifted.