Highway crisis

Highway crisis

The government is trying its best to streamline the traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway and in the recent past have held several rounds of meetings to look into the real problems and streamline the process. In this direction the latest meeting was held by all the advisors to Governor to discuss the status of works undertaken for maintenance of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway keeping in view the regular incidents of landslides resulting its blockage. The meeting also discussed the action plan for maintenance and repairs of Mughal Road and creation of wayside amenities so as to make it an alternate road link between Kashmir and Jammu regions.

Discussions were held on the directions already issued to the concerned departments/agencies for expediting the works related to maintenance and repair of National Highway especially covering of slopes at identified places so as to minimize the chances of landslides causing road blockage.

IG Traffic informed the meeting about the plan which the traffic department has adopted to regulate the traffic on NH and Mughal Road these days and measures to be adopted for ensuring smooth movement of traffic on these important road links.

Representatives from NHAI while apprising the meeting about the condition of the road said that the repair and maintenance works are underway and an Expert Committee from New Delhi shall be visiting the state within few days and would conduct visit to the National Highway to study its present condition. It would later submit a report on how to minimize the incidents of landslides by covering the slopes.  The meeting further deliberated upon various important issues which needs immediate attention of concerned departments/agencies to resolve them in a time bound manner. After thorough discussions and the inputs provided by the participants, few decisions were taken in the meeting to ensure movement of traffic on both the roads.

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