As per the earlier years, I will be starting this sticky post for status of the 434 KM long Srinagar – Leh Highway which so many adventure lovers await every year. The opening of the Zozi La Pass and in turn Srinagar – Leh Highway depends upon the snowfall in the coming weeks and the amount of accumulated snow. But, keeping fingers crossed let’s hope that we get to connect Leh – Ladakh may be by mid of May if not first week of May in 2012. Below, you can find all the updates that I will keep getting, over the coming months realted to the progress of the snow clearance operations on Srinagar – Leh Highway. Latest updates will remain at the top followed by other old updates. I hope as per the last year, this year as well this article thread will be useful in planning your journey on Srinagar – Leh Highway.
For more details on Srinagar – Leh Highway, including accommodation, planning, fuel pumps, phone signals, etc. you can refer the Srinagar – Leh Highway Travel Guide at the link here.
Current Srinagar – Leh Highway Status – OPEN
Srinagar – Sonamarg –> Open
Sonamarg – Zozi La – Drass – Kargil –> Open
Kargil – Leh –> Open
Srinagar – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 06th August, 2012
Traffic resumed on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway this morning after a day-long closure owing to landslides, triggered by heavy rains in Zojila sector. According to an official in the Traffic Police Control Room (TPCR) here, traffic resumed this morning on the highway, the only road linking the Ladakh region with the rest of the state. Landslides in Zojila sector on August 4 night, forced authorities to close the highway.. Read more at the link here: Srinagar-Leh highway reopens.
Srinagar – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 05th August, 2012
Torrential rains brought relief to Kashmir valley but wrecked havoc in many parts of Jammu and Ladakh regions with floods leading to building collapses in Jammu and snapping the only surface link to Ladakh at Zoji la. Read more at the link here: Floods in Jammu, Ladakh Region Cut Off.
Srinagar – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 15th April, 2012
A much delighted news to all the travel and adventure freaks, as BRO expects to open Srinagar – Leh Highway by 25th April 2012. This is indeed an achievement… Kudos for the effort put in by BRO, thanks to them. Read more at the link here: Srinagar – Leh Highway to be Opened by 25 April 2012.
Srinagar – Leh Highway Status | Update Date: 02nd March, 2012
Srinagar, April 2: The Srinagar-Sonmarg road was reopened after snow clearance between Gagangeer and the tourist resort of Sonmarg, about 100 km from here, on the Srinagar-Leh highway today. This is part of the Srinagar-Leh highway which remains closed during winter months due to heavy snow on the Zojila.
The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Asgar Hassan Samoon declared the road open to traffic at Gaganeer. The road had been closed for vehicular traffic on December 7 last year. The Divisional Commissioner also inspected the progress of snow clearance on Sonamarg-Zojila-Gumri road and appreciated the efforts put in by the Beacon for road clearance. The Chief Engineer, Beacon, said the Zojila road was likely to be reopened by the first week of May.
Others present on the occasion were Deputy Commissioner, Ganderbal, Showkat Ahmad Mir; Director, Tourism, Farooq Ahmad Shah; Chief Engineer, Beacon, Brig TPS Rawat; Chief Executive Officer, Sonamarg Development Authority, Mohammad Yousuf; and SSP, Ganderbal, Shahid Meraj.
On the occasion, a cultural programme was organised by the Tourism Department at Gagangeer. Tourists and locals have appreciated the reopening of the road since Sonamarg is a preferred destination for tourists.
External Source: Srinagar – Sonamarg road reopened