SRINAGAR: Srinagar-Leh highway passing through Zojila was closed by the authorities for civilian vehicular movement till further orders.
The highway has been closed due to continuous spells of snowfall and extreme weather conditions.
As per the order, issued by Deputy Secretary with Divisional Commissioner Ladakh, a copy of which lies with the news agency KNO reads “Due to continuous spell of snowfall and extreme weather at Zoji-la axis resulting in heavy accumulation of snow on the axis, the Srinagar-Leh highway passing through the pass has become unworthy of vehicular movement.”
“Therefore, in the interest of the general public the Srinagar- Leh highway will close for all kinds of civilian vehicular movement till further order with regard to re-opening of Zoji-la (Pass),” the order reads.
“The general public and tourists are advised to suspend any travel on Srinagar-Leh highway through Zoji-la (Pass) axis with immediate effect,” the order reads.