Though the state government claims to have the expertise to handle any disaster arising out of any calamity or climatic change but given the conditions prevailing on the ground much more is expected. National highway the only land link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country remains blocked with vehicles, trucks lined up due to the onslaught of weather leading to landslides and stone falling. The situation has been going on for years and no government has been able to come out with a solution to keep the smooth flow of traffic. One still doubts the efficacy of the government assertions. The rains have created havoc in the whole region and the worst affected were at several places on Doda – Batote stretch of NH1B. The national highway is still not fully open for traffic after the landslides near Ramban and Ramsoo. During this time travelling on the NH is making road journey risky, unpredictable and expensive for people. One hoped the much talked Chennani-Nashri can bring the much needed relief for the road user. The tunnel not only cuts down the travel timing but would give all weather connectivity to both the region of Jammu and Kashmir which remains a victim of unpredictable weather. State needs a calamity-centered disaster management system which can foresee and take quick evasive action wherever and whenever required.