Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2019

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  1. vintom

    vintom New Member

    thanks....for your feedback...hope road will be open for day trip from leh to Pangong .......
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, that will definitely remain open.
  3. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The Border Roads Organisation Tuesday started clearing snow from the 12-km-long Gagangeer-Sonamarg road along the Srinagar-Kargil highway, officials said

    The road was closed in December last year following heavy snowfall.

    A BRO official said the clearance work will be completed by the end of March “if weather remains favourable”.

    He said there is huge snow to be cleared this year as compared to last year on the road from Gagangeer side.

    “Around six to seven feet of snow has accumulated on the road this year,” he said.

    He said after reaching Sonamarg, “we will be heading towards the Zojila pass to clear its 30-km-long stretch of snow”.

    The project beacon of the BRO is responsible for maintenance and clearance of the road up to zero point near Zojila from Sonamarg side, while the Vijayak of the BRO clears the road from the Drass side.

    Source: GreaterKashmir
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  4. Nikhil Tanwar

    Nikhil Tanwar New Member

    Dear Vargis,
    I am planning from srinagar to leh by road on 1st Feb, all the roads will be opened by 1st May.
    I had done my flight tickets, I shall reach srinagar nd from srinagar to leh by road on 1st may, 2019 and fly out directly from leh.
    Kindly update for road opening for 4 wheeler taxi in 1st may, 2019
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Nikhil - Yes the road should be open by 1st May unless it snows more.
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Snow clearing in progress between Srinagar and Sonamarg



  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The snow clearance operation on 12km Gagangeer-Sonamarg stretch of Srinagar- Leh highway has been completed, border roads organisation (BRO) officials said on Sunday.

    They said the operation was kick started by the BRO in the first week of March and has been completed despite inclement weather and heavy accumulation of snow this year.

    “The snow clearance operation from Gagangeer upto Sonamarg has been completed. However, there are still apprehensions of snow avalanches en route as the area witnessed more snow this year as compared to previous years,” Captain Shubham Sood of BRO told Greater Kashmir.

    He said that any decision to allow traffic on the road has to be taken by the district administration.

    Meanwhile, hundreds of tourists intending to visit Sonamarg have to return disappointed from Gagangeer, a village located eight kilometres before Sonamarg.

    The authorities have erected barricades on Srinagar-Sonamarg road near Gagengar to stop any traffic movement on the road.

    Apart from tourists, hoteliers and other local traders are eagerly waiting for the reopening of the Sonamarg road.

    Talking to the Greater Kashmir, Sub divisional magistrate (SDM) Kangan Masarat Hashim said that no decision has been taken regarding the opening of the Sonamarg road yet.

    He said the decision will be taken after proper assessment of the road conditions within a week.

    Source: GreaterKashmir
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The road between Srinagar and Sonamarg would most probably be declared open for tourists within a week to 10 days. BRO has now started to work towards clearing the snow from Zojila Pass which really is the most difficult task. Estimated date of opening of Srinagar Leh road will remain to be April end as of now.
  9. Dr kartik r

    Dr kartik r New Member

    Is road till sonmarg from Srinagar open,we r traveling on April 3rd
  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Yes it is open

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