Movement of trucks

Movement of trucks

In order to reduce the travel time for the fruit laden trucks from Srinagar to Jammu, in a review meeting recently Chief Secretary has given many instructions.

He has directed the administration to mark the fruit laden trucks with specially designed stickers so that they are not halted on the shipway for days together.

In the review meeting ACS, Home, RK Goyal stressed on finding out ground realities which are hindering the movement of HMVs inĀ  certain portions. He also told them to utilize the alternate assets like Mughal Road and Jawahar tunnel optimally to reduce congestion of traffic on NH-44. He also asked for enhancing the level of enforcement especially on the critical stretches of the road.

The Principal Secretary, PWD, Shailendra Kumar observed that efforts should be made by the concerned to reduce the gap between minimum and maximum time taken by the vehicles to cross the Chenani-Banihal stretch. He also advised for making vehicles move continuously without any halts and use of lean windows (between 1:00 am to 5:00 am) optimally by diverting most of the heavy vehicles to cross the 2-lane stretch during the underutilized time period.

In his presentation the IG Traffic, Bhim Sen Tuti highlighted the pattern of traffic on the highway through various studies and algorithms. He presented the day wise and seasonal behavior of traffic along with the analysis of time taken by each class and size of vehicle. He also dwelt upon the causal analysis of each aspect of this traffic behavior and put forth certain remedial measures also.

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