J&K administration has been monitoring the progress of infrastructure projects on Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Recently during that visit the team of the government had taken note of the progress of several under-construction infrastructure projects like tunnels, viaducts and flyovers. Further it had directed the NHAI to keep the men and machinery in readiness in the difficult stretches at Dalwas, Mehad, Cafeteria Morh and other areas prone to landslides so that the minimum carriage way for two side movement of HMVs is maintained all the time.
Earlier on the directions of the Chief Secretary during his visit these new advisories were issued regarding giving of unhindered access to the vehicles having 4-axle and below. This immediately resulted in having no halting of such vehicles on the highway especially near Qazigund (Anantnag) or Jakhani (Udhampur). It even fructified into having the highway cleared-off of the hundreds of HMVs that used to be halted earlier at these places for hours together before allowing to proceed ahead.
Now if we have a fresh look at the data of the vehicles that have piled on this road from the last few days the story is different. It shows that 11616 HMVs including fruit, vegetable and poultry trucks were given free access on this highway from 28th to 30th of August.
While chiseling it further it details out that on 30th of August around 5386 HMVs traversed this highway from both sides including 3281 Trucks, 1138 Oil Tankers, 141 Gas Tankers, 654 fruit trucks, 69 vegetable laden trucks, 85 Poultry, 181 Food grain (FCI) trucks and 26 Sheep trucks.