Civilian movement stopped to avoid incidents like Pulwama: Sanjeev Verma
Jammu: Jammu Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Verma on Saturday said that the decision to allow movement of convoy s of security forces only two days of every week was taken to ensure the safe passage of troops.
“Civilian traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway will be restricted on Sundays and Wednesdays of every week. Medical emergency vehicles will be exempted from this order. The main purpose is to ensure that the security forces are given safe passage so that their movement is faster and secure. District magistrates, SHOs, SDMs, and tehsildars have been deployed so that people can approach them if they require assistance,” Verma was quoted as saying by news afency ANI.
“To avoid incidents like Pulwama and Banihal , the highway has been sanitised to ensure safe and secure passage of security forces so that they can reach their destination safely, he said.