Srinagar-Leh highway opens partially for light-motor vehicles

Officials said that traffic on the strategic highway, the only road linking the frontier region of Ladakh region with the rest of the state, was temporarily suspended early morning after fresh snowfall caused slippery conditions on the road.

SHEIKH NAZIR
Sonamarg, Publish Date: Nov 15 2017 1:10PM | Updated Date: Nov 15 2017 1:10PM
Srinagar-Leh highway opens partially for light-motor vehiclesFile Photo

Traffic was restored partially on the 434-kilometre Srinagar-Leh highway after being suspended due to fresh snowfall on Zojila Pass on Wednesday.

Officials said that traffic on the strategic highway, the only road linking the frontier region of Ladakh region with the rest of the state, was temporarily suspended early morning after fresh snowfall caused slippery conditions on the road.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) responsible for the maintenance of the highway has pressed men and machinery into service to clear the road.

A BRO official at Zojila area said that they are trying to clear the highway as soon as possible.

Liyaqat Qadri, DSP Traffic Ganderbal told Greater Kashmir that all the vehicles coming from Kargil to Srinagar have crossed Sonamarg today noon.

“So far around 60 light passenger vehicles coming from Srinagar and headed towards Kargil were allowed to move ahead of Sonamarg while movement of the heavy vehicles is yet to be allowed,” he said.