Highway management

Highway management

Srinagar-Jammu highway is in the focus of the government so that there is hassle free travel on this road.

Keeping its importance in mind, the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir recently in Jammu has asked the officials for better traffic management.

He took stock of the construction works on different projects presently under progress. He exhorted upon them to make all out efforts to open the T5 tunnel on Panthiyal stretch of the highway by 15th of March, Jaiswal Bridge by 31st March, and double lane of Ramban Flyover and Banihal Bye-pass by 15th of April this year. He advised them to accelerate the pace of work to meet these deadlines without any fail. He also asked the Secretary Transport and IG Traffic to drive down this road to have a better idea about the measures to be taken for making the road better and safer.

He emphasized on making all the way side amenities like washrooms etc functional throughout the entire stretch of the highway. He enquired about the status of the truck holding areas designated at many locations on this road. He told them to look for one more such facility at Ramsoo also. He suggested they come up with a DPR for additional Bailey Bridge near Ramban at an earliest so that work on the same is taken in hand by March this year. While reviewing the traffic scenario on the roads of the two capital cities, the Chief Secretary directed the concerned authorities to make the completed phase of the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) functional within 7 days. He asked them to use the CCTV network of the system to look for the violators and e-challan or tow away their vehicles for hassle-free movement of vehicles on city roads.

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