Heavy vehicular traffic on Leh-Srinagar highway from April 22
Jammu, Apr 19: The Leh-Srinagar Highway, after remaining closed during winter months, would be reopened for heavy vehicular movement from April 22 whereas the light vehicles have already started plying on the road from April 17th.
The decision was taken at a meeting held under the chairmanship of the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather.
The meeting also approved Convoy timings according to which all the heavy vehicles shall have to cross Drass-Gumari stretch between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. whereas the vehicles from Srinagar have to cross Sonamarg-Drass stretch between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. However there shall be no time restriction for light vehicles except during road repairing to be undertaken by the BEACON between 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The meeting also discussed a 6 months truck movement schedule based on the requisition of various departments commencing from the month of May up to September 2010. INF
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Lastupdate on : Mon, 19 Apr 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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