Srinagar-Jammu highway remains disrupted for days together whenever there are rains and snow. The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to make the traffic movement on this highway smooth without any disruptions.
Recently the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir held a review meeting about the Prime Minister’s package for the roads in Jammu and Kashmir.
He was given a review about the Srinagar-Jammu highway and was informed that crash barriers have been erected on 14.5 km road stretch on Ramban Banihal road and 6 cranes have been given to District Administration, Ramban for efficiently managing disruptions on the highway due to accidents, vehicular failure leading to traffic snarl ups.
Crash barriers at Digdole road may be replaced with parapets in view of the inability of the crash barriers to withstand frequent hits from the vehicles, thereby, increasing the risks of accidents on this highway.
Ramban sector of Srinagar-Jammu highway is accident prone because of vehicle movement and also because of frequent landslides.
He directed NHAI to urgently complete the maintenance works in Ramban-Banihal section, including erection of Parapets at the vulnerable places so that there are a minimum number of accidents on this highway.