The Jammu-Srinagar national highway will remain closed to traffic for four hours daily till 27 September to undertake repairs in various landslide-prone areas, quoting senior officials Hindustan Times reported.
Officials, on Thursday, said the 270km-long highway will be closed from 3 am to 7 am from Friday morning.
Chief secretary AK Mehta has approved the move to enable the authorities to carry out repairs for the next five days, particularly in the context of incidents of shooting stones.
Mehta told the officers concerned to ensure that the movement of fruit-laden trucks is not disrupted and give them priority over other vehicles.
As per the report, he also told officers to complete the double laning of stretches between Banihal and Ramban and its subsequent black topping within a period of 10 days.
He also asked officials to look for different scientific methods such as the use of GPS technology and others for better management of traffic and procure road safety gear.
He also told officers to complete the double-laning of the stretch between Banihal and Ramban and its black-topping within 10 days, reads the report by HT.