Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:18 pm

ndbavishi wrote:Hi Dheeraj, Greetings for the day. We (group of 11 friends/family members traveling together in Tempo Traveller) are planning to visit Leh via Srinagar on 18th May. Can you please tell us that what are the chances of road getting open for vehicles by this date ? Also pl give yr suggestions​ and guidance for this tour as we intend to spend about 7 nights in and around Leh

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Just posted the update above. That's the latest info. we have on Srinagar - Leh status.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby mayank289 » Tue May 02, 2017 11:27 pm

Hi Dheeraj,

Received the below from a source.. Can you please check and let us know if this is correct....


RNU KARGIL                                                                                      Date 01/05/2017

Editor In-charge: - GNR/RNU Leh/Srinagar/Jammu

 

PROJECT VIJAYAK COMPLETED TASK UPTO ZERO POINT

 

In Jammu and Kashmir, the 434 KM Long Strategically important Highway NH 1D connecting Kashmir Valley with Ladakh Region will be linked for traffic within four Days as Project VIJAYAK of BRO Stationed at Kargil has completed the Snow Clearance Work upto Zero Point.

This was stated by Lt Col R L Manoj Officiating CO BRTF Kargil during an interview with our correspondent Anayat Ali.

He further told that keeping in view the miseries and problems being faced by the people of Frontier District Kargil due to non connectivity with outer world from last 4 months, Project VIJAYAK has continued the snow clearance work beyond Zero Point in the Jurisdiction of Project BEACON so that the work will be completed much earlier.

He told that BRO has engaged 5 BD80 Dozers, 1 BD 50 Dozer, 3 Snow Cutter and additional mechanical and medical support from Kargil side in the Snow Clearance work so that the process can be completed on time.

In the meanwhile essential commodities like Milk, Meat Vegetable and building materials are almost finished in Kargil district which is creating tense situation in the society and people are hoping for opening of the Highway as on as possible.

            

Anayat Ali      & Md Abdullah                                                                         AIR        Kargil    
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Wed May 03, 2017 9:11 am

Thanks for posting it here Mayank. It could be true but weather was not good in last few days. So, expect some delay in it. BRO was already targetting it by 15th May, so even if the road is open, better to wait for couple of weeks for road to get stabilized.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby mayank289 » Thu May 04, 2017 5:50 am

dheerajsharma14 wrote:Thanks for posting it here Mayank. It could be true but weather was not good in last few days. So, expect some delay in it. BRO was already targetting it by 15th May, so even if the road is open, better to wait for couple of weeks for road to get stabilized.

Thanks Dheeraj.. Actually I have a set of friends already booked the tour and scheduled to travel from Srinagar to Kargil on 14th and Kargil to Leh on 15th.. As it is on borderline time, any updates on this route is much appreciated..
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:33 am

Sure will keep updating the thread. Travel safe !!
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby abhijit1979 » Fri May 05, 2017 12:17 pm

Hi guys, just saw below update

http://zeenews.india.com/jammu-and-kash ... 02332.html

Srinagar Leh highway is supposed to be open from 5th May.
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Srinagar - Leh Highway Opens on 5th May 2017

Postby dheerajsharma14 » Fri May 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Finally, the good news has come. Leh - Srinagar Highway is to be opened on 5th May 2017. It was expected to be opened on 15th May but it appears BRO did a great job in opening the Srinagar - Leh road much sooner despite inclement weather recently. It is suggested to allow a couple of weeks for the road to settle with initial snow sliding and landslides to have a safe passage.

The vehicular traffic is not yet allowed and is expected to open for traffic in next week.

Read more below:
Srinagar, May 5 2017: The Leh-Srinagar highway will be re-opened for traffic on Friday after remaining closed for more than five months due to heavy snow.
Due to unprecedented snow for first time in last five years, clearing up the road on the Leh-Srinagar highway for traffic was a mammoth task this time.
The road usually opens around May 15, but this year, timely planning and sincere efforts have led to opening of the road on May 5.
The opening will facilitate movement of the people and also more importantly, restocking of commodities of daily use as the stocks have depleted over five months of closure from December last year. ANI

External Link: Leh-Srinagar highway re-opens for traffic
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby Juzarthesailor » Fri May 05, 2017 4:01 pm

That's great news. Everyone who was planning to go a lil early can now join in to enjoy their time..
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby mayank289 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:38 am

Just received the below..

[TELEVISION]Ladakh Express Flash



Chairman LC visits Zojila Pass


Zojila 05-05-17:-Today Chairman Legislative council Haji Anayat Ali visited Zojila pass from sonmarg till zero point and checked the progress of snow clearance on the pass. Meanwhile district adminstration Kargil in a form of delegation accompanied with district officers and media fraternity of Kargil marched from zero point to Bajri Naala to receive Chairman legislative council.



As per the assurance of Beacon authorities the pass is likely to be opened in 3-4 days for vehicular traffic.
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Re: Srinagar - Leh Highway Status 2017 - 2018

Postby jsanket95 » Sun May 07, 2017 2:49 am

Hi,
I am planning a trip to Ladakh via srinagar. I'll be self driving the car and have fair amount of experience. Wanted to know if it would be safe to go in the last week of May? If not, first or the second week of June?
Secondly, I've heard a lot on the lobbying by the Taxi unions in Leh Ladakh. Just wanted to know if I can get a good vehicle for self drive from Srinagar for Ladakh. (I can take local taxi's from there to visit the destinations). Thanks.
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