Ladakh Highway Reopens For One Way Traffic

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Srinagar- The strategic 434 kilometer Srinagar-Leh Highway, the only surface link connecting the newly carved Union Territory with Jammu and Kashmir was thrown open for traffic on Friday after 80 day closure.

The road was reopened on Friday morning by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Krittika Jyotsna along with SSP Ganderbal, Nikhil Borkar for one way traffic, for small and medium vehicles from Srinagar to Leh, an official spokesperson said.

He said that ARTO Ganderbal and other officials of traffic department were also present on the occasion.

As per the notification issued by the Office of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, traffic shall ply on Srinagar-Leh National highway on odd days from today while from Leh to Srinagar traffic will ply on even days and cut off time for vehicles shall remain 6 am at Sonmarg, Ganderbal side and 8:30 am from Kargil Side at Meenamarg.

Besides, no traffic shall be allowed on Fridays on the axis (excluding today) which shall be maintenance day.

“Important to mention that movement of only antiskid chained or 4×4 and mechanically sound vehicles shall be allowed on the axis besides vehicles should not be overloaded and should carry load as per permissible tonnage,” the spokesperson said.

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