Two-way traffic restored on Srinagar-Leh highway

After remaining closed for a day, the Sonamarag-Drass
stretch of the strategic 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway re-opened for two-way
traffic movement for all kinds of vehicles today afternoon.

Officials said that the Sonamarag-Drass stretch of the
highway was closed on Wednesday due to fresh snowfall, slippery conditions and
apprehension of landslides and shooting stones on the Zojilla stretch.

However it has been thrown open for traffic movement after
clearing the road and after improvement in the weather conditions in the area.

Fahim Ali, DSP traffic Ganderbal told Greater Kashmir that
two way traffic is on in the area.

“After receiving the vehicles at Sonamrag coming from Drass
this afternoon around 272 HMVs excluding oil tankers have moved from Sonamrag
towards Drass till 3PM,” he said, adding: “The movement  of HMVs moving towards Drass is on and
its  number will increase till scheduled
time late afternoon.”

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