Srinagar – Leh highway is OPEN for vehicular traffic.
Srinagar – Leh highway will open today i.e. 2nd May, 2011 officially after being closed for more than 5 months. The light vehicular traffic was restored on the highway on 29th May, 2011 itself.
Well, all those Ladakh pilgrims the good news has arrived. Srinagar – Leh Highway is expected to open next week ie first week of May 2011. The Ladakh pilgrimage starts now :)… The snow on Zozila Pass has been cleared and the highway will be reopened next week, first week of May 2011. Now, get ready for some adventure and start planning to prepare the itinerary for this lifetime journey to Ladakh :)… Read more below:
The 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway, which remains closed to traffic during winter due to a heavy accumulation of snow on the high peak Zojila Pass, is being reopened to traffic during summer early next week. Minister for Transport and CAPD Qamar Ali Akhoon visited the snow-bound Zero Point Zojila, 22 km from Sonamarg on the highway, yesterday. He was informed that five dozers, two Robellas and one JCB machine had been pressed into service for snow clearance from the highway and the road had been cleared up to the link. The minister directed the agencies concerned, including the Beacon project of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which looks after the highway, and its engineers to make every effort for restoring traffic, as the people of both sides of the Zojila Pass were facing severe problems of communication. Source: Srinagar-Leh highway to reopen next week