Zojilla pass closed till further orders

Zojilla pass closed till further orders
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GANDERBAL: The highway connecting the Ladakh region with the Kashmir valley has been closed from Thursday for all kinds of traffic from Thursday afternoon.
An order issued by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan said that in view of report from deputy commissioner Ganderbal regarding bad weather and slippery condition of the road surface on Zojila, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) Zojila Pass road shall remain closed for all types of vehicular traffic with effect from 22nd of November 2018 till further orders.
The Zojilla Pass, 140 km from Srinagar, is a vital crossing point on the 434-km Srinagar Leh highway, and acts as a major lifeline to the frontier region. It receives very heavy snowfall in winter, shutting it down for nearly five months each year.