Srinagar-Sonamarg road to be opened from today

Srinagar-Sonamarg road to be opened from today

Ganderbal: The 12-kilomtre Gagangeer-road stretch of Srinagar-Leh highway will open for vehicular traffic on April 15 (today), officials said on Sunday. An order issued by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Hashmat Ali under letter no DCG/PS/F-99/19-24 dated 13-04-19 said the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) road shall be reopened up to Sonamarg tourist spot on 15-04-2019 and the movement of […]

Snow cleared from Gagangeer-Sonamarg on Srinagar-Leh highway

Snow cleared from Gagangeer-Sonamarg on Srinagar-Leh highway

Sonamarg: The snow clearance operation on 12 kilometres from Gagangeer-Sonamrag stretch of Srinagar-Leh highway has been completed. The border roads organisation (BRO) officials on Sunday said that the snow clearance operation was started by the officials in the first week of March from Gagangeer to Sonamarg. They said the road is expected to be thrown […]

BRO starts snow clearance on Sonamarg road

BRO starts snow clearance on Sonamarg road

Sonamarg: The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Tuesday began snow clearance operation on Sonamarg Road from Gagangir (12-km). Officials said that the Gagangir-Sonamarg stretch on the Srinagar-Leh highway is closed every year in December following heavy snowfall. The BRO, responsible for the maintenance of the highway, have pressed into service snow cutters and clearing machines. Hung […]

Dwivedi kick-starts plantation drive at Baltal

SONAMARG: Commissioner Secretary Forests, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF), Suresh Chugh Sunday kick started a plantation drive along the Baltal track in Sindh Forest Division, Ganderbal. The Commissioner Secretary also inspected the last year’s plantation works done under various schemes including CAMPA and other schemes under the State Sector. He […]

Commissioner Food Safety flags off ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ from Sonamarg

SONAMARG: ‘Eat Right India’, a national campaign started by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in collaboration with State Food Safety Authority under ‘Swasth Bharat Yatra’ was flagged off by Commissioner Food Safety J&K Dr Abdul Kabir Dar from Sonamarg. Dr Kabir said food safety and healthy diets are critical in the context […]

Students block Sonamarg highway against insufficient transport

Students block Sonamarg highway against insufficient transport

KANGAN: Students of different educational institutions of Sumbal area in Ganderbal district held a protest on Tuesday against non-availability of transport facility in the area. A large number of students, both boys and girls, assembled on the Srinagar-Leh highway blocking vehicular moment for hours. Raising slogans, the students demanded regular transportation facilities, and alleged harassment […]

Salman Khan in Sonamarg for film shoot

Salman Khan in Sonamarg for film shoot

Security restrictions annoy tourists Sonamarg: Bollywood star Salman Khan arrived at tourist resort Sonamarg on Monday evening for a two-day shooting schedule of Remo D’Souza directed movie Race 3. Sonamarg is hosting Salman for the second time. The actor, who had shot for Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan in the picturesque Sonamarg and Pahalgam in 2015, […]

Sonamarg: The Meadow of Gold

Sonamarg: The Meadow of Gold

Umar Raina Sonamarg is known as the ‘Meadow of Gold’, the term ‘’Sona’’ literally means ‘’Gold’’ In ‘Hindi’ with snow-covered flower-laden fields, surrounded by majestic glaciers and serene lakes which cast subtle spells on visitors. Translated as ‘the meadow of gold’, Sonamarg is a picturesque town located in Kashmir valley at an elevation of around […]

Residents resent delay opening of Sonamarg road

Residents resent delay opening of Sonamarg road

Road to open by March 20: BRO Sonamarg: The residents of Sonamarg and nearby villages are resenting the “delay” in opening of Sonamarg road. Expressing anger against the Border Road Organization, Sonamarg Development Authorities and district administration for not opening the Sonamarg road despite less snowfall this year, the residents demanded the road be thrown […]

BRO to clear Sgr-Sonamarg road this week

BRO to clear Sgr-Sonamarg road this week

Ganderbal: The Border Roads Organization (BRO) has started snow clearance operation to resume traffic on Srinagar-Sonamarg Road on Wednesday. The BRO is maintaining the highway that connects Kashmir Valley with Ladakh region and passes through treacherous Zoji La pass. The BRO has pressed its men and machinery into service from Gagangir area to restore the […]