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Ensure Zojila Pass remains open for maximum time in winter: Kargil administration

12:09 AM Dec 03, 2023 IST | Irfan Raina
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Ganderbal, Dec 2: The Kargil administration has asked for the movement of traffic on Zojila Pass (Srinagar-Leh highway) for maximum period of time during winters so that the people of Ladakh do not face inconvenience.

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The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil has sought the support and coordination of all the departments particularly in Ganderbal district including district administration, district police , traffic police rural and beacon to ensure the Zojila Pass remains open for maximum time. Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil, Dr Mohammad Jaffer Akhoon on Saturday met Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP)

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Ganderbal, SP Traffic Rural Kashmir, Additional District Development Commissioner, (ADDC) Ganderbal, and Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), in Ganderbal during his visit.
During the meeting, the CEC raised various issues faced by the Kargil bound travelers during their travel to Kargil-Srinagar through Zojila Axis and vice versa, especially during winter months when the road condition allows restricted movements. The CEC asked the Civil and Police Administration Ganderbal to allow the movement on Zojila Pass for maximum period of time being the lifeline of Ladakh and also asked to address the issues of Kargil bound stranded passengers on priority as they face enormous difficulties while travelling on Zojila Axis during restricted movements in bad weather conditions.

SSP Ganderbal, Additional District Development Commissioner, (ADDC) and Additional Deputy Commissioner, (ADC) Ganderbal assured the CEC to provide all the logistic support and cooperation for smooth movement of traffic with their best coordination with District Administration Kargil. SSP, ADDC, and ADC Ganderbal also assured the CEC that the matter will also be taken with BEACON authorities to make the road traffic worthy for maximum period of time and convenient travel to Kargil bound passengers especially during harsh climatic conditions. They also assured to address the grievances of the stranded passengers of
Kargil during the winter months in close coordination with District Administration Kargil.

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