In Photos: Jammu-Srinagar-Highway Deserted on First Day of Ban
Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway looking deserted on a Sunday.
Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway looking deserted on a Sunday.(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)

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.

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People forced to walk as vehicles are not being allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway for two days per week.
People forced to walk as vehicles are not being allowed on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway for two days per week.
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)

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.

Indian army and paramilitary forces stand guard as a convoy passes.
Indian army and paramilitary forces stand guard as a convoy passes.
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
Forces deployed at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
Forces deployed at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)

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.

Heavy contingent of forces deployed at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
Heavy contingent of forces deployed at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
Forces deployed at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
Forces deployed at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
Barricades on the link roads which connects the national highway.
Barricades on the link roads which connects the national highway.
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
Armoured vehicles move on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
Armoured vehicles move on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
An armed soldier remains at guard at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
An armed soldier remains at guard at the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
An ambulance is being stopped by the army near a checkpoint on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
An ambulance is being stopped by the army near a checkpoint on the Jammu-Srinagar-Baramulla national highway. 
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)
(Photo: Muneed Ul Islam/The Quint)

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