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Traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh National Highway

12:53 AM May 06, 2024 IST | Irfan Raina
traffic restored on srinagar leh national highway
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Kargil, May 5: Traffic on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway which connects Ladakh with Jammu and Kashmir was restored on Sunday after several days of closure due to snowfall and avalanches.

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After hectic efforts by the men and machinery of Project Beacon and Project Vijayak of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), the highway was restored for traffic.

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However, the nearly 15 km road stretch from Sonamarg to Gumri passing through snow-bound Zojila Pass remains slippery.

The motorists have been advised to use tyre chains during travel on this stretch for safety.

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Sub District Magistrate (SDM) Drass, Vishal Atri said that the road had been connected and the stranded Light Motor Vehicles (LMVs) were being allowed to ply.

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Atri urged the travellers to follow the traffic advisory.

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Meanwhile, as per the traffic plan by the District Police Kargil, subject to fair weather and road clearance, only one-way LMV traffic and vehicles with anti-skid chains would be allowed from Sonamarg towards Minamarg.

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The vehicles would be allowed from Sonamarg from 7 am to 11 pm.

Thereafter, no vehicle would be allowed before and after the cut-off timings.

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