Srinagar-Leh National Highway thrown open to vehicular traffic

GUMRI: The Srinagar-Leh National Highway, the only road connecting Kashmir Valley with frontier region of Ladakh, was thrown open to vehicular traffic today after remaining closed for about four months owing to heavy snowfall during winter.

The highway was thrown open to traffic by Lt Gen Satish Dua, General Officer Commanding of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps at Gumri, 110 km from the summer capital, who said the highway remained open for an extended period in the last season as there was less snow.

It was closed on December 29 last year.

The snow clearance operations, by Border Roads Organisation on the road riddled with mighty avalanches of average height of snow accumulation of around 50 feet – commenced on February 24.

Although, the road was cleared by March 16, fresh snowfall later that month again rendered it unmotorable. (AGENCIES)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here