In Photos: Jammu-Srinagar-Highway Deserted on First Day of Ban
A ban has been enforced on the movement of civilian vehicles on Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway for two days per week to facilitate the safe passage of security convoys. The ban that came into effect on Sunday, 7 April will be in force till 31 April.
This decision came in wake of the militant attack in February this year on the highway near Letpora of Pulwama district in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.
On the first day of closure of highway, people in Kashmir felt choked as people took to the social media to criticise the present government. Ambulances too were checked at several places and the highway looked deserted for the whole day.
Army, police and CRPF personnel were deployed at all intersections leading to the highway. A government notification said in case of an emergency where a civilian vehicle needs to use the passage, the police and administrative officials will take decisions in accordance with the provisions of movement of civilian traffic during curfews.