BRO starts clearing snow from Gagangeer- Sonamarg road

The road was closed in December last year following heavy snowfall.

Irfan Raina
Sonamarg, Publish Date: Mar 6 2019 12:32AM | Updated Date: Mar 6 2019 12:32AM
BRO starts clearing snow from Gagangeer- Sonamarg roadGK Photo

The Border Roads Organisation Tuesday started clearing snow from the 12-km-long Gagangeer-Sonamarg road along the Srinagar-Kargil highway, officials said

The road was closed in December last year following heavy snowfall.

A BRO official said the clearance work will be completed by the end of March “if weather remains favourable”.

He said there is huge snow to be cleared this year as compared to last year on the road from Gagangeer side.

“Around six to seven feet of snow has accumulated on the road this year,” he said.

He said after reaching Sonamarg, “we will be heading towards the Zojila pass to clear its 30-km-long stretch of snow”.

The project beacon of the BRO is responsible for maintenance and clearance of the road up to zero point near Zojila from Sonamarg side, while the Vijayak of the BRO clears the road from the Drass side.

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