Srinagar: To attract more tourists, the Jammu
and Kashmir government has abolished toll tax on Srinagar-Leh
national Highway, which was been thrown open to traffic on Monday.
"According to Chief Executive Officer of Sonamarg
Development Authority, the Government has decided to give
concession to vehicle owners and transport operators plying on
Srinagar-Kargil?Leh highway," an official spokesman said here.
He said Sonamarg Development Authority shall not levy
entry fee from this year at Shutkadi in Sonamarg area, 85 kms
from here, on any vehicle plying on the National Highway
connecting the Valley to Ladakh region.
The Srinagar-Kargil?Leh National Highway was opened for
traffic today after remaining closed for more than five months
due to heavy snowfall.