Importance of highway
With winter approaching Srinagar-Jammu highway is in the focus of J&K administration. The frequent disruptions due to the ongoing work and landslides especially in the Ramban sector are a matter of concern.
Thousands of truck loads of fruit have to move out from Kashmir valley to different parts of the country in these months.
Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir took first hand appraisal of progress on Jmu-Sgr highway to understand the ground problems.
He directed to develop truck holding areas on the Highway at different places so that traffic is not disrupted. He also directed the different wings of his administration to provide a 24×7 helpline for instant help and information for all.
He took first hand appraisal of the progress of four laning of Banihal-Nashri stretch in district Ramban besides reviewing status of traffic movement on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
He was also accompanied by the Principal Secretary, PW (R&B) Department, Shailendra Kumar; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar; Inspector General of Police, Traffic, Vikramjit Singh; Secretary Transport, G Prasanna Ramaswamy; Deputy Inspector General of Police, DKR, Sunil Gupta; Regional Officer (RO), National Highway Authority of India, Rohin Gupta; SSP, Ramban, Mohita Sharma; ADDC, Rajinder Sharma; Collector Land Acquisition, NHAI (ADC), Harbans Lal Sharma and other concerned officers of line departments.