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Srinagar-Leh highway to open today

Srinagar , Mon, 02 May 2011 ANI

Srinagar, Apr 2 (ANI): The 434-km long Srinagar-Leh National highway will be thrown open to vehicular traffic today after five months closure owing to heavy snowfall.


"The snow clearance operation on the highway has been completed and the road will be thrown open for vehicular traffic on May 2, said a senior Border Road Organisation (BRO) officer.


The Srinagar-Leh Highway was closed for vehicular traffic on November 26, 2010 after the high altitude areas of the Valley including Zojila pass experienced heavy snowfall.


Although the road connecting the Ladakh region to rest of the state was to be opened on April 27, it was delayed due to heavy rains in Sonamarg plains and snowfall in higher reaches.


The light vehicles of Army carried out a test drive to check the safety of the road for civilian traffic on Saturday. (ANI)


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