Sonamarg: The 12-km Gagangeer-Sonamarg stretch of Srinagar-Leh highway was re-opened on Monday after remaining closed for vehicular movement for four and half months.
Officials said that the stretch was closed for traffic in December after heavy snowfall in the area.
A number of light vehicles including tourist cabs moved towards Sonamarg after the they were allowed to move from Gagangeer check post.
Officials said the road to Sonamarg has been thrown open for light motor vehicles and the traffic will ply under strict observation to avoid any inconvenience.
They said the process of restoring water and electricity in Sonamarg was on.
Traffic movement on Gagangeer-Sonamrag stretch would be allowed from 11AM to 3PM for now and no vehicle is allowed to move ahead towards Zojila.