By Sohail Khan
Srinagar: Normal traffic will have to adjust to new time shifts and follow the cut off timings as Amarnath Yatra nears its commencement. Officials said that new timing will have to be taken into consideration while planning to travel.
DIG traffic Javed Koul told INS that traffic on national highway from Jammu and Srinagar will have a new timing cut off.
“From Nagrota, normal traffic passenger etc will move from morning till 11 am, from there they will move to banihal then through old jawahar tunnel,” Koul told INS.
Likewise from Sringar traffic will move via Qazigund through Jawhar tunnel old. The cut off timing from passenger vehicle going from Srinagar to Jammu will be 11:30 am.
“After this no passenger vehicle will be allowed and only at 2pm the new tunnel will have the passenger vehicles to pass,” Koul said.
Annual Amarnath Yatra is about to commence and there is a huge traffic rush for the ritual. The ‘langar-vehicles’ had to negotiate the passenger traffic, after which sources said, decision was taken to have a cut off timing for the traffic.