Srinagar-Sonamarg road reopens after four months

 

Umar Raina

Ganderbal, Mar 20: The Srinagar Sonamarg road was thrown open for traffic on Tuesday after remaining closed for more than four months due to snowfall.
The road was closed for vehicular movement in December last year due to heavy snowfall and threat of landslides.
During this period, no vehicle was allowed to move beyond Gagangeer, some 13 km ahead of Sonamarg.
Hundreds of light motor vehicles, mostly carrying tourists, moved towards Sonamarg after the road was thrown open Tuesday, thus marking the beginning of tourist season in Sonamarg – home to captivating glaciers in the upper reaches of the valley.
The road was thrown open after green signal from the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which takes care of the Srinagar-Leh highway.
“The traffic on the stretch will ply under strict observation to avoid any inconvenience,” he said.