Srinagar Leh Highway Status 2019

Discussion in 'Road Status / Maps' started by Vargis Khan, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Anand K

    Anand K New Member

    Hello Vargis,

    We are planning a trip of Jammu on 11 April, then Srinagar on 12 April and then Leh on 13 April by road?
    Is the road from Srinagar to Leh will be open by 13 April 2019?
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Anand - It is expected to open by 25th April as of now.
  3. Avinash Singh

    Avinash Singh New Member

    Hi Vargis,
    Is it safe to say that the Srinagar-To-Leh route will be open by 25th April or is there is a huge uncertainty about the date?
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    There is a huge uncertainty right now Avinash. There is a lot of snow at Zojila and from the looks of it, even if BRO opens the road by 25th, they may not allow tourists to travel for a while.
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The road from Srinagar to Sonamarg has been cleared of snow but is still not open for tourists. Official sources said that there are apprehensions of snow avalanches en route due to huge accumulation of snow due to which traffic movement is not yet allowed beyond Gagangir. It is only after proper assessment of the road conditions that tourists will be allowed to visit Sonamarg. As of now, erected barricades have been erected near Gagangir to stop any traffic movement on the road.

    Another new development would be in form of the decision taken by the government to stop civil traffic movement on Jammu Srinagar highway every Wednesday and Sunday from 4 AM to 5 PM. This decision was made after the recent Pulwama attack. Until May 31st, 2 days of the week will be reserved for movement for military convoys and rest 5 days will be for civil traffic. Will it continue to remain this way after May 31st is not yet clear. If you are planning to travel from Jammu to Srinagar by road in near future, please plan your itinerary accordingly.
  6. Rajgopal

    Rajgopal New Member

    Which would be a better and comfortable experience.
    Driving Up from Srinagar to Leh or
    Driving down from Leh to Srinagar.

    I can either reach Srinagar on morning of 4th May 2019 and Hire a cab to Leh with halt in Kargil if the roads are Open.

    Alternatively I can fly to Leh on 4th May and Drive back to Srinagar on 10th May

    When are the roads planned to be opened.
    Which option would you recommend.

    We are family of 5

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions
  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Better would be to fly to Leh and drive to Srinagar. This way you can be sure that the road will definitely be open at the time of your travel.
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    #Sonamarg-Gumri road to reopen for traffic from April 15

    Publish Date: 14-Apr-19 4:19 PM
    The authorities on Sunday decided to re-open the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road for the vehicular movement from April 15.

    “It notified for the information of the general public that the Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri (SSG) road upto Sonamarg resort shall be opened for vehicular traffic from April 15,” reads an order issued by deputy commissioner Ganderbal.

    The official has said that the road shall remain open from 11 am to 3 pm only under the supervision of CEO SDA, SDM Kangan and SDPO Kangan and during fair weather conditions.

    The road was closed in December last year due to heavy snowfall in the area.
  9. Nikhil Tanwar

    Nikhil Tanwar New Member

    Dear Vargis,
    I am travelling by road as below:-

    1st may- Srinagar to sonmarg
    2nd may- sonmarg to kargil
    3rd may- kargil to leh.

    Upto these dates roads shall be opened or not, kindly guide
  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Nikhil - To be on a safer side, I will suggest to delay the plan by another week.

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