It’s been a commendable effort by GREF and Army to get the roads connected with Ladakh. The record time taken to revamp all the bridges between Manali – Leh Highway and Srinagar – Leh Highway are worth mentioning. It has been not more than even 10 days the disaster which shook the paradise on earth, rooted off the connectivity of Ladakh from rest of the countries. Winters are nearing, food and fuel stockings are essential for the survival apart from all the reconstruction. The opening of roads has made way to silver lightening, so that more food and fuel could be delivered. Here are the stories …
Srinagar – Leh Highway Restored
The key highway linking Kashmir valley with the Ladakh region was thrown open on Friday, a week after devastating flash floods had washed away number of bridges and damaged portions of 400 km long road, at various places. The road was opened for traffic at 6 p.m today after completion of 100 feet span bridge at Nurla, constructed jointly by Army engineers and GREF, Deputy Commissioner Leh said. According to official spokesperson, the bridge was built in a record time of 48 hours. About 150 vehicles including 60 light motor vehicles rushed for Srinagar. Senior Officers of Army, GREF, SDM Khaltsi and I/C PP Khalsi were present on spot.
Source: Srinagar-Leh Highway Opens For Traffic
Manali – Leh Highway Restored
The strategic National Highway-22, which connects Manali town in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, has been reopened for light vehicles after it was shut due to landslides Aug 6, an official said here Sunday. “The traffic between Manali and Leh was partially restored Saturday,” an official of the General Reserve Engineering Force, a wing of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), told IANS. He said some stretch of the highway between Upshi and Rumptse in Ladakh region is still under landslides.“Currently, only small vehicles are allowed to ply. It will take some more days for the heavy vehicles to operate on the highway,” he added.
Source : Manali-Leh highway reopens
We are praying and hoping that life in this heaven on earth, Ladakh – Leh gets restored as soon as possible.