Srinagar-Leh highway reopens

 

Umar Raina

Ganderbal, Apr 13: The strategic 434Km Srinagar-Leh highway re-opened for vehicular traffic on Friday after remaining closed for two days due to landslides at Zojila pass.
“The highway was closed on Wednesday due to landslides at several places of Zojila Pass including Bajri Nallah and Shaitani Nallah following which the road was closed as a precautionary measure,” said a traffic official. He said traffic was allowed to move on the 434-kilometre road with the improvement in weather on Friday.
Several light motor vehicles and trucks from Kargil side were allowed towards Srinagar at around 3:00pm.
SHO Police Station Drass said that the road was reopened on Friday around 3:00 pm from Kargil towards Srinagar. He said that more than 150 light motor vehicles and trucks from Kargil side were allowed to move towards Srinagar.
SP Rural Traffic Muzaffar Ahmad Shah said that the road was reopened from Kargil side towards Srinagar on Friday afternoon, adding that the vehicles from Sonamarg were allowed to move towards Kargil.