Efforts are on to re-open Srinagar-leh road: BRO

Srinagar: Border Roads Organization on Tuesday said that they have pressed resources to re-open the Srinagar-Leh road for vehicular traffic.
It is for the first time that Border Roads Organisation is putting its workforce and machinery in such a challenging weather to clear the road off snow to provide extended connectivity to Leh with rest of the state, Bro officials said.
Colonel Awadhesh Singh, Director Works Project Beacon, said, “We are making efforts to open the road for traffic to connect Leh with the rest of the world even though the weather conditions are extremely unfavourable for such a task.”
He said there are 35 active avalanche sites on Sonamarg-Gumri track with the snow accumulation of 4 feet recorded on Zojilla, and many of the avalanche sites are yet to be neutralized.