Kashmir Indepth

No traffic on Srinagar-Leh national highway for weekly repair on Friday

Srinagar, Sep 9 (KINS ) Traffic will remain suspended on Friday on the national highway, the only road connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir for weekly maintenance.

However, the highway will remain open from Leh to Minamarg and Srinagar to Sonamarg tomorrow, officials said.

They said no vehicle will allowed from either sides on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway for weekly maintenance at Zojila pass.

The UT administration of Ladakh and J&K have decided to suspend traffic on every Friday to allow Beacon authorities to undertake maintenance and repair on the road at Zojila to ensure the highway remains open for two-way traffic on other week days, they told UNI.

The authorities have already started winter stocking in different parts of the Ladakh which remained cut off during winter months due to heavy snowfall.

The highway his year remained closed for about five months from January Ist due to accumulation of heavy snow and avalanches, particularly at Zojila.

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