Govt Bars Civilian Traffic on 2 Days Every Week For Forces’ Convoy on Highway

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SRINAGAR, AUG 4 :- A convoy of Indian police vehicles patrol on the sixth consecutive day of a curfew in Srinagar August 4, 2010. Kashmiri separatist leaders have appealed for calm in the biggest anti-India protests in two years that have killed dozens of people and raised fears that anger at New Delhi was spinning out of control. At least four people died on Tuesday in fresh clashes with police, raising the death toll of seven weeks of protests to 43. REUTERS/UNI PHOTO-24R

Jammu: Keeping in view the large movement of Government forces on the highway during the Parliamentary Elections and associated possibility of any “fidayeen attack”, the State Government has notified specified days in a week for the movement of Security Forces from Srinagar to Jammu. During these days, no civilian traffic would be allowed on National Highway.
To mitigate the inconvenience to the civilians by this move, the government has notified 2 dedicated days in a week i.e, (Sunday & Wednesday) exclusively for movement of Security Forces Convoys and there would be a complete ban on civilian traffic on the National Highway during these two days from 4 AM to 5 PM. This prohibition would be from Baramulla through Srinagar, Qazigund, Jawahar-Tunnel, Banihal and Ramban till Udhampur.
The Government has, further decided that in the event of any requirement for local traffic movement for any emergency or for other purpose, the local administration and police would evolve necessary procedures for this as is done during curfew days. These restrictions would remain in force till 31st May, 2019.
It would be recalled that the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, during his visit to Kashmir post Pulwama terror attack in February, 2019, had announced that no civilian traffic movement would be allowed during the convoy days. Besides, few days ago on 30th March, there was a possible fidayeen attack on another Security Force Convoy at Banihal.


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