Kashmir Indepth

In view of predicted ‘heavy snowfall’ traffic police issues advisory

Srinagar: The traffic police on Saturday issued an advisory for Srinagar in view of predictions of heavy snow fall from 19th January to 25th January-2019, driving on roads covered with ice and snow can be very challenging.

In a statement issued here a police spokesman said that the key to safe driving was to adopt the following tips to arrive at your destinations safely:

Avoid Un-necessary travel.
Drive at an appropriate speed.
Minimize the use of two wheelers.
Follow lane driving.

Use brake judiciously not abruptly.
Avoid overtaking.

Keep distance while driving.
Use dipped headlights to be visible to others.

Be Cautious While on roads.
Deflate tyres to keep low pressure for maintain a good grip on slippery roads.

The spokesman said that due to security reasons the road stretch from Radio Kashmir Chowk upto Ram Munshi Bagh / Gupkar Crossing has been restricted for general vehicular movement till 25th of January-2019 and there shall be a separate traffic regulation system for 26th of January-2019 which will be put out in due course of time.

Motorists coming from Pantha Chowk and adjacent areas to City Centre shall adopt Sonwar à Ram Munshi Bagh à Dalgate à M.A. Road and vice versa.
Motorists coming from Rajabgh and adjacent areas intending to travel towards Pantha Chowk side shall adopt Radio Kashmir Chowkà J&K Bank Corporate Office Crossing à Dalgate à R.M. Bagh à Sonwar upto their destinations.
Motorists coming from South Kashmir/ Pantha Chowk area intending to travel Barzulla/Hyderpora/Rambagh areas are requested to prefer NHW and enter via Natipora/Sanat Nagar.
Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
For Assistance Kindly Contact Traffic Police Office City Srinagar (Tel/Fax) 0194-2455179, Traffic Police Control Room Sgr. (Tel) 0194-2450022, 2485396, WhatsApp No. 8491852218, Toll Free No. 18001807091 and Facebook page:@trafficpolicecitysrinagar.


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