Gurez-Bandipora road reopens after 5-months
Bandipora, Apr 28: After remaining closed for nearly 5-months, the 83-km Gurez-Bandipora road was thrown open for vehicular movement on Saturday.
The 14,000-feet high Razdan pass, which connects Gurez Valley with Bandipora, receives very heavy snowfall during the winter months leading to the closure of road for 5-months.
The road is normally opened for traffic by the end of May, but this year the Border Roads Organization (BRO), Hindustan Construction Company executing Khisen Ganaga Hydro Electric Power project that maintains the road, started snow clearance operations right from the beginning of this month.
BRO and HCC deployed sophisticated machines to clear the snow on the road which was closed in December last year due to heavy snowfall.
The first convoy of vehicles from Gurez was flagged off by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asgar Samoon and Chief Engineer Border Roads Organization Brigadier TPS Rawat. Others who were present on the occasion were Additional District Developmental Commissioner (ADDC) Ghulam Muhammad Barkaboo and Superintendent of Police Bashir Ahmed Khan
Talking to Greater Kashmir Divisional commissioner said, “The Gurez-Bandipora road which was closed in December last year has been thrown open one month before due to the hard work of the BRO and HCC.”
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