Srinagar-Leh highway closed for fourth consecutive day



The Strategic 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway remained closed for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, due to heavy snowfall at Zojilla pass.

The 86-km-long historic Mughal road and the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu highway, however, are through.

Heavy vehicles will continue to ply from one side only while two-way Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) is allowed from both Srinagar and Jammu on the highway, a traffic police official told Kashmir Life.

Traffic remained suspended on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway for the fourth day today due to the accumulation of snow and slippery road condition.

Fresh snowfall last week at Sonamarg, Zojila, Meenmarg and Drass, the second coldest place in the world after Siberia, forced authorities to suspend traffic, he said, adding that traffic remained suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent any accident.

Meanwhile, the Mughal road, connecting Shopian in south Kashmir with Rajouri and Poonch in Jammu region, was through for only one-way. Today traffic will ply from Bufliaz towards Shopian, he said.

The highway, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country was also through traffic.

He said LMVs will ply from both Srinagar and Jammu, while heavy vehicles will continue to ply one-way only.

The HMVs will ply from Jammu to Srinagar and no heavy vehicle will be allowed from opposite direction, the official said.

However, he said people are requested to undertake the journey on the highway only after confirming the status of the road from Traffic Control Units (TCUs) set up in Srinagar, Ramban and Jammu.


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