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Srinagar-Leh NH remains closed for 4th day

An official said that the road could not be connected despite efforts of the BRO as multiple avalanches occurred on the Zojila stretch.
12:26 AM Apr 03, 2024 IST | Irfan Raina
srinagar leh nh remains closed for 4th day
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Ganderbal, Apr 2:  The Srinagar-Leh National Highway continued to remain closed for the movement of traffic for the fourth consecutive day on Tuesday.

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The highway connecting Ladakh with Jammu and Kashmir was closed to traffic due to the fresh snowfall in the higher reaches, including Zojila Pass on Saturday.

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After the recent snowfall, 3 to 4 inches of snow accumulated at Zojila Pass on the highway, prompting a precautionary halt to traffic movement.

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has deployed its machinery for snow clearance, with an official from the BRO’s Project Beacon stating that the machines were actively working to clear the snow from the road.

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However, he said that multiple avalanches occurred at different spots along the road which extended the snow clearance work and resulted in the closure of the Srinagar-Leh National Highway for the fourth consecutive day.

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Hundreds of Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) including passenger vehicles have been stranded on both sides of the highway since Saturday.

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An official said that the road could not be connected despite efforts of the BRO as multiple avalanches occurred on the Zojila stretch.

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He said that the road would reopen for one-way traffic after the road clearance and green signal from the BRO.

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