430 km Srinagar- Sonamarg- Leh road closed for over a week is likely to be thrown open for vehicular traffic today.
The project Beacon of Border Roads Organization is putting up all its efforts to clear the road off the snow by pressing additional men and equipment at 11500 fts at zojila top. The area witnessed a heavy spell of snow fall over the pass five days strapping the communication link with Ladakh.
The official of Project Beacon said that the snow clearence team are fighting the Nature as cold bitting winds brings along snow storms at this altitude hampering the snow clearence operation. ” Despite all the odds we are expecting to open the highway today provided all goes well ” , said the BRO official.