Sonamarag: The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway reopened for traffic on Tuesday after remaining suspended for two days following the snowfall on Saturday.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Traffic, Ganderbal, Mehraj ud Din Raina told Greater Kashmir that traffic was restored on the highway on Tuesday and around 150 vehicles including 120 Heavy Motor Vehicles were allowed to move towards Ladakh from Sonamarg side.
An official told Greater Kashmir that after improvement in weather, Project Vijayak and Beacon of the Border roads organisation pressed its men and machinery into service to clear the road of the snow which had accumulated at Zojila and Meenamarg areas of Drass along the highway.
He said that a one-way traffic from Kargil to Srinagar was allowed to clear the stranded vehicles including passenger vehicles and trucks. The official said that the priority will be to clear all the stranded vehicles on either side before allowing any fresh traffic movement on the highway.
The DySP Traffic Ganderbal said along with police, beacon officials had been deployed to monitor the traffic restoration at Zojila.
Meanwhile, as per the traffic department, one-way traffic from Kargil towards Srinagar will be allowed on the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road on Wednesday.