Srinagar to Leh Highway Status 2020

Discussion in 'Road Status / Maps' started by Vargis Khan, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    This will remain to be a dedicated thread for updates on Srinagar Leh Highway in the year 2020. I will post the status of the highway, approximate Srinagar Leh highway opening time and condition of the road throughout the next season.

    Srinagar Leh Road Status 2019 - CLOSED
     
  2. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Sharing some recent pictures of Srinagar Leh Highway and Kashmir Valley after recent spell of snow.

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  3. Mahesh D S

    Mahesh D S New Member

    Hi Vergis, with heavy snow fall this season, when do you expect Srinagar Leh road will open for civilians? April end or mid May? Will the road conditions be okay by mid May?
     
  4. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Hi Mahesh - It should be open by April end and yes, the road conditions too will be OK by Mid May.
     
  5. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    The traffic on Srinagar-Jammu highway remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day on Thursday while 15 flights were cancelled at Srinagar airport.
    Traffic department officials said around 5000-5500 vehicles are stranded on both sides of Srinagar and Jammu sections on the highway.
    They said landslides have been cleared and only stranded vehicles would be allowed to ply to their respective destinations on highway tomorrow.
    “However, no fresh traffic will be allowed on highway,” they said.
    Earlier on Sunday, the snowfall in tunnel area and multiple landslides between Ramsoo and Panthiyal in Ramban blocked the highway from both sides.
    Thousands of fruit laden vehicles from Kashmir, mostly trucks, are stranded between Khanabal and Qazigund sections of the highway from past 6 days.
    Meanwhile, Srinagar-Leh highway, Anantnag-Kishtwar and Mughal road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic due to accumulation of several feet of snow and slippery road conditions.
    Due to closure of highway, the airfares between Srinagar and other parts are touching skies.
    There has been 50-60% increase in the airfares from past four days.
    Director Srinagar International Airport, Sontosh Dhoke told Rising Kashmir that owing to poor visibility and accumulation of snow at the airport, 15 flights at the airport were cancelled today.
    “No flight operations took place in the morning. At least 15 morning flights to and fro from Srinagar were cancelled,” he said.
    The flight operations at Srinagar airport have been affected for the past few days. All flights were cancelled on January 12 and 13 January and only few flights operated on January 14.
    The flight operation was again disrupted due to heavy snowfall on Wednesday.
    Meanwhile, Director Metrological Department Kashmir, Sonam Lotus told Rising Kashmir that there are chances of light snowfall at isolated places of Jammu and Kashmir over next 24 hours.
    “No major snowfall is expected for the next five days,” he said adding another spell of lesser intensity of snowfall is likely from January 21 to 24.
    The Meteorological Department has forecast that cold wave would continue in Kashmir for next 6-7 days.
    Due to cold wave, the night temperature would drop below freezing point.

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    Highway shut for 4th day
     
  6. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Snowfall continues in Kashmir


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  7. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    ashmir reeled under intense cold conditions on Monday as the minimum temperature stayed several degrees below freezing point across the valley, the MeT Office said on Monday.
    A MeT official said the freezing temperatures led to development of a layer of frost on roads which caused inconvenience to people especially to motorists but bright sunshine later in the day eased the situation.
    Srinagar recorded a minimum temperature of minus 3.4 degree Celsius nearly a degree down from Sunday's minus 2.5 degrees Celsius, the official said.
    He said the mercury in Qazigund the gateway town to the valley in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 5 degrees Celsius, same as last night.
    Pahalgam tourist resort in south recorded a low of minus 9 degrees Celsius up from minus 13.7 degrees Celsius yesterday, the official said, adding the resort was the coldest recorded palce in the Kashmir valley.
    The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir registered a minimum of minus 12.8 degrees Celsius.
    The night temperature in Kokernag, in south, settled at a low of minus 5.4 degrees Celsius, while Kupwara, in north, recorded a low of minus 5.8 degrees Celsius, the official added.
    The MeT Office has forecast scattered to widespread light to moderate rain or snow in the valley over the next two days.
     
  8. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Srinagar freezes at -6.1 degree Celsius

    With cold wave gripping Kashmir for the past several days, Srinagar recorded minimum temperature of minus 6.1 degree Celsius, by far the lowest minimum temperture in January.
    Metrological department officials have forecast weather to remain cloudy in the next 24 hours and predicated scattered rains and snow over isolated places in Kashmir.
    The weathermen said the cold wave would continue to prevail in Kashmir.
    The night temperatures would decrease more in the coming days while the day temperatures would increase, the official said.
    However, weather officials said they were expecting very light snowfall on Sunday and Monday and after that weather would remain clear until the January end.
    As per the weathermen, Srinagar recorded the minimum temperature of minus 6.1 degree Celsius, which is so far the lowest minimum temperature in January, and the maximum of 6.4 degrees Celsius.
    The ski-resort of Gulmarg in north Kashmir recorded a minimum of minus 11 degree Celsius while Pahalgam in south Kashmir was the coldest place in the Valley recording the minimum temperature of minus 13.4 degree Celsius, the official said.
    The weatherman said north Kashmir’s Kupwara district recorded a low of minus 9.6 degree Celsius while Qazigund in south Kashmir settled at a low of minus 8.2 degree Celsius.
    As per the Metrological department officials, Jammu city recorded a maximum of 19.5 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 4.1 degrees Celsius.
    Leh in Ladakh settled at a low of minus 20.1 degree Celsius and Drass was the coldest place with a minimum of minus 29.1 degrees Celsius, the weather official said.
    Meanwhile, Traffic department officials said there would be one-way movement of vehicles from Jammu to Srinagar.
    “No vehicle will be permitted to ply from the opposite direction,” the official said.
    LMV owners have been asked to cross the Nagrota junction before 10 am and after that Heavy Motor Vehicles would be allowed to ply on the highway.
    However, Srinagar-Leh highway, Anantnag-Kishtwar and Mughal Road continued to remain closed for vehicular traffic due to accumulation of several feet of snow and slippery road conditions.

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  9. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

    Sharing a picture of snowfall in Kashmir


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  10. Vargis Khan

    Vargis Khan Administrator Staff Member

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