26 August : Despite disturbed situation in the Valley and Jammu regions of J & K, the Army, as per the role assigned to it, has ensured that the NH1A remains open to civilian vehicular traffic.
Normal vehicular traffic has continued on the Srinagar-Jammu road for the past over three weeks. Even on 25 Aug 08, when call for bandh and “Chakka Jam” was issued in Jammu and call for defying curfew orders were given by the separatists in the Valley, over 1000 civilian vehicles moved unhindered and unharmed between Srinagar and Jammu. A total of 694 vehicles moved to Srinagar while 391 vehicles moved from Srinagar to Jammu. The vehicular traffic comprised mostly (over 75%) of trucks and oil tankers and the rest were light vehicles and passenger buses.
Similar traffic pattern has been observed even today (26 Aug) since morning. The Army is committed to ensuring that no disruptions are caused to vehicular movement between Jammu and Valley regions of the J & K.