After 66 days, the Srinagar-Leh highway is finally open to traffic

Srinagar-Leh highway
Srinagar-Leh highway

On Thursday, the Srinagar-Leh highway, which is 434 kilometres long and connects the Ladakh region with the rest of the country, was opened to traffic for the first time.

After being closed for 66 days, the Zojila Pass, which separates the cold desert region of Ladakh from the region of Kashmir, has finally been opened to traffic, marking the first time that traffic has been allowed to cross the pass.

On January 6 of this year, the highway was closed because of the heavy snowfall that had occurred.

In the presence of the chief engineers of the two projects responsible for maintaining the highway on both sides of the Zojila Pass, Lt. General Rajeev Chaudhary, Director General of the Border Roads Organization (BRO), gave the signal for the first convoy of vehicles to begin moving towards the Ladakh region. These vehicles were transporting essential supplies to the region.

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