Srinagar-Leh highway reopens for traffic

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Srinagar: The highway, the only road connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir valley, reopened on Thursday after remaining closed since last evening due to landslides, triggered by rain.

A minor was killed after being hit by shooting stone at Zojila on the Ladakh highway yesterday.

”We have resumed traffic on the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway this morning,” a traffic police official told UNI. He said traffic was suspended yesterday due to landslides.

However, Border Roads Organisation (BRO), responsible for the maintenance of the highway immediately put into service sophisticated machines and men and put through the highway.

In the morning, vehicles were allowed from Leh to Srinagar, he said, adding later in the afternoon, vehicles will be allowed from Srinagar to other side of the Zojila pass, where only one-way traffic is allowed to avoid any accident and traffic jam.