Srinagar-Leh highway closed for traffic, officially

Srinagar

The road link connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir has been officially closed from Sunday for winter months.

According to a traffic police official, the 434-km-long highway has been closed this morning.

”We have withdrawn all our personnel deployed on the highway between Sonamarg and Drass, on other side of the Zojila pass to regulate traffic,” he said.

File image of Srinagar-Leh highway (KL image: Bilal Bahadur)

The official said that traffic police and local administration on both sides of the Zojila had made all efforts to clear vehicles to their respective destinations before closing it officially from today.

The highway remains closed between Sonamarg to Meenmarg Drass because of ten to 15 feet of snowfall during winter.

He said there was also a forecast for heavy snow on the highway, connecting Ladakh with Kashmir for next five days from Monday.

Meanwhile, the highway connecting Kashmir with the rest of India, was through for both way and historic Mughal road is also through for traffic.

 

 

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