J&K restrictions to be eased out in phased manner: MHA

Jammu: Security personnel guard at Bikram Chowk ahead of the 73rd Independence Day, in Jammu, Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI8_13_2019_000129A)

Restrictions imposed on people's movement and communication links in Jammu and Kashmir are being eased out in a phased manner, while the highway connecting Jammu with Srinagar is functioning normally, a Home Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Kashmir LIVE | Restrictions to be eased out in phased manner: MHA

Quoting a statement of the Jammu and Kashmir administration, the spokesperson said flight from the Kashmir Valley are operating normally and about 1,500 light motor and other vehicles are plying on a daily basis through the highway, which is functioning smoothly.

"The restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir are being eased out in a phased manner in the Valley and the situation in the Jammu division has been restored after assessment by relevant local authorities," the spokesperson said.

Medical services are being provided to people without any hindrance.

The out-patient departments (OPD) have been given requisite medical treatment to 13,500 patients in various hospitals in Srinagar, the spokesperson said.

Availability of all drugs, including life saving, have been ensured in every hospital across the Valley.

About 100 heavy vehicles carrying LPG, and other essentials are plying daily through the national highway.

Full dress rehearsal for Independence Day celebrations has been done in every district of Jammu and Kashmir and necessary arrangements have been put in place for smooth conduct of the same.

The security clampdown has been imposed after the Centre on August 5 revoked provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to the state and bifurcated it into union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. 

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