Srinagar, September 11: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, V. K. Bidhuri, announced on Monday that traffic, including fruit-laden trucks, will now be allowed to ply every day on Srinagar-Jammu national highway, in contrast to the previous SOP of alternating traffic days.
“Previously, we had the Up convoy-Down convoy system, which meant that when a convoy left from Srinagar, traffic was not allowed from the other side. Now, trucks can operate on any day. This will certainly help fruit growers,” he said.
Regarding the halting of traffic on the highway for short durations, he stated that security agencies are evaluating the highway’s situation, considering both security and the convenience of the public.
“The SOP to halt traffic was implemented after the attack on CRPF in Lethpora, and there was no divider on the highway at that time. Now, the security situation has significantly improved, and security agencies will soon make a decision after considering all aspects,” he added.