Srinagar-Leh highway shut for fifth consecutive day

Officials said snow-slides have occurred at many spots on Sonamarg-Drass road stretch along the highway and men and machinery has been deployed for early restoration of traffic on the highway.

SHEIKH NAZIR
Kangan, Publish Date: Apr 24 2018 10:49AM | Updated Date: Apr 24 2018 10:49AM
Srinagar-Leh highway shut for fifth consecutive daySrinagar-Leh highway shut for fifth consecutive day.

Sonamarg-Leh highway remained closed for traffic on Tuesday for the fifth successive day.

Officials said snow-slides have occurred at many spots on Sonamarg-Drass road stretch along the highway and men and machinery has been deployed for early restoration of traffic on the highway.

“Expectations are that road from Drass side up to Zero point will be cleared till today evening,” said an official of traffic department posted at Sonamarg.

A traffic police officer at Sonamarg told Greater Kashmir that the Zojila stretch will remain closed for traffic movement today while the decision about re-opening of the highway will be taken after completion of clearance process on the Sonamarg-Drass stretch of the highway.