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


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

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