Srinagar-Leh highway re-opens after five-month closure

After remaining closed for more than five months, the  strategic 434-km Srinagar-Leh  highway re-opened for one-way traffic on Saturday.

Light-motor vehicles were allowed to move from Drass to Sonmarag in first shift from  early morning to 1pm and from Sonmarag to Drass in second shift after 1 pm.

A senior traffic police official told Greater Kashmir that more than seven hundred Lighmotor vehicles were allowed to move from Sonmarag to Drass.

“The decision on movement of heavy vehicles on the highway will be taken later,” he said.

SDM Drass Barkat Ali Lone told Greater Kashmir that Light-motor vehicles, mostly carrying patients and students, were allowed to move on urgent basis.

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