Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

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Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:38 am

Like last year, starting this sticky thread where we all can update the road status and conditions for Srinagar - Leh Highway for 2015 -16. We are sure this will help a lot of people making Ladakh trip in coming days over Srinagar - Leh Highway.

Read the complete guide for Srinagar - Leh Highway at the link: Travel Guide for Srinagar – Leh Highway

Read the kick-off article on DoW Blog for more details at the link: Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2015

Timings of Zojila Pass 2015: 20th May 2015

Drass to Sonamarg (civil vehicles): 4 AM - 8:30 AM
Drass to Sonamarg (army vehicles): 8:30 AM - 11 AM
Maintenance, Road Closed: 11 AM - 1 PM
Sonamarg to Drass(light vehicles): 1 PM - 3 PM
Sonamarg to Drass(heavy vehicles): 3:30 PM Onwards


Current Srinagar - Leh Road Status: 15th May 2015: OPEN

Rest of the updates on status of Srinagar - Leh Highway 2015 - 2016 will be published in reply under this thread here in our DoW Community.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:08 am

Snow clearance operations begins on Srinagar - Leh Highway for the season 2015 finally after much spell of snow in March. Sonamarg road is expected to be open by March end and BRO is targetting to open Srinagar - Leh Highway by mid of April, thought weather will have the last say in it.

‘Sonamarg road will be thrown open by March end’ Srinagar, Mar 19 2015: The snow clearance operation on the strategic 434- km-long Srinagar-Leh highway, the only road link connecting Ladakh with rest of Jammu and Kashmir, was started on Thursday.
he highway was closed in December last year following heavy snowfall.
Border Roads Organization (BRO) officials said the snow clearance operation from Drass to treacherous Zojilla Pass started today.
Officials said the snow clearance operation will be completed by mid April next month after which the road will be thrown open for traffic.
Zojilla Pass on the highway which experiences heavy snowfall and remains shut for several months during winter is considered to be the most difficult and avalanche prone terrain.
Braving the bone-chilling cold, the laborers of BRO pressed the dozers and snow-cutters into service to clear the highway Zojilla pass. “The snow clearance work has been started and will be completed by mid April next month subject to good weather,” Chief Engineer Beacon, Brig A K Das told Rising Kashmir. He said the toughest work for snow clearance remains on the 30-km road stretch up to zero point of Zojilla from Sonamarg.
He said the highway will be thrown open for vehicular traffic after April 15.
Officials added that Project Beacon of the Border Roads Organization is responsible for clearing the road up to zero point near Zojilla from Sonamarg, while the Vijayak of the BRO clears the road from Drass side.
Commander 32 BRTF, Col Murlidharan said the road runs on mountains with deep gorge on one side. The men and machinery have to take extra precautions to avoid loss of life and property while working on the road. He said they have started the snow clearance work from Gagengar, adding that the road clearance work up to Sonamarg will be completed by end of March after which the road is likely to be thrown open for vehicular traffic.

External Source: Snow clearance begins on Sgr-Leh highway: CE BRO
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Srinagar-Leh Highway Status

Postby Fawaz » Tue Mar 31, 2015 1:06 pm

Hello Devils,
Can anyone please update about the current situation of Srinagar -Leh Highway and Manali -Leh Highway. We are planning our trip in May 2015 (10th to 15th).
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby NonStopDriver » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:14 pm

Welcome to DoW Fawaz :)

Please keep a check on this thread to know the latest situation on Srinagar - Leh road conditions.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:47 pm

And there is another counterpart thread for Manali - Leh which you can subscribe too to get latest updates on the other route :)
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:56 am

I had a word with a local in Kargil and he told that BRO is working very hard and there have been instructions to open the Srinagar - Leh road by end of April.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:29 am

Snow Clearance up to Sonamarg has been completed but road is not yet open officially due to safety reasons. The road is at present i open up to Gagengar which is 8 KMs before Sonamarg. After the survey by BRO considering the stability of road/snow slides, decision will be taken to officially open the road for tourists.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby silentcurrent » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:32 am

With road still not officially opened till Sonmarg, what's probability that by April end Sringar-Leh will be opened? I was planning travel May first week.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:12 pm

I highly doubt that Srinagar - Leh road will open that early. Even if it opens, it will not be stabilized.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2015 - 2016

Postby umarngaim » Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:55 pm

Im arriving Srinagar on 26 May. Hows the weather during that time? I have till 6 June to sight see leh and the surrounding region.

Really hope the Srinagar - Leh could be used soon.

Also, ill be glad to meet up with any of you guys for a drink durint the time frame mentioned. Would be great to meet :)

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