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Srinagar-Leh highway to remain open in Nov: JK Govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 18:27

Jammu: Srinagar-Kargil-Leh highway will remain
open in November for every type of vehicle, Jammu and Kashmir
Transport Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon said on Wednesday.

"The Government has decided to keep the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh
highway open till November-end for all types of vehicles," he
said chairing a high-level meeting here.

The meeting was convened to take stock of arrangements by
the state government in view of early snowfall on Zojilla top.

He said that traffic department would monitor movement of
vehicles on the road and ensure that no vehicle remained
stranded between Sonamarg and Kargil.

On the need for construction of a tunnel at Zojilla, he
said a feasibility report has been completed and the Detailed
Project Report (DPR) was expected to be submitted by year-end.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 17:37

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