Commuters seeks 2-lane bridge at Wayil

The commuters on Kangan-Wayil-Ganderbal road have complained that the recent Government announcement to halt civilian vehicles when convoys of security forces pass will force them to take Wayil Bailey bridge route which will increase the traffic jam on the road . “The movement of the army convoy in the area scheduled to start after reopening […]

Officials asked to implement RDD schemes on road connectivity, skill dev, housing

Governor’s advisor, K Skandan today asked the Rural Development Department (RDD) and the Panchyati Raj department to effectively implement the RDD schemes particularly those having special focus on road connectivity, skill development and housing. The advisor was reviewing implementation of the schemes and programmes of the RDD and the Panchyati Raj sectors at a meeting […]

‘For 70 years, central government has failed to make Srinagar-Jammu highway an all weather road’

The state human rights commission (SHRC) Wednesday asked the government to submit a detailed report on a petition alleging violation of human rights of Kashmir-bound passengers stranded in the winter capital Jammu. The petition was filed before the commission’s Jammu office on Tuesday, over plight of stranded passengers in Jammu due to closure of Srinagar-Jammu […]

At high-level meeting in Delhi, Governor reviews J&K road, water projects

A high-level meeting was Tuesday held here under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik to review progress on several important road and water projects in the state. Nitin Gadkari, union minister for road transport and highways and Jitendera Singh, minister of state in the Prime Minister’s office, participated in the meeting, […]

Over 1,400 Kashmir-bound trucks cross Jawahar Tunnel as one-way traffic continues on Srinagar-Jammu highway

The Jammu-Srinagar highway that was restored for one-way traffic has already allowed over 1,400 vehicles to cross the Jawahar Tunnel and reach the Kashmir Valley, a traffic official said on Wednesday. The strategic highway was restored for one-way traffic on Tuesday after seven days following avalanches and landslides. Since Tuesday afternoon some 700 trucks carrying […]