Zanaskar road reopened after six months closure in J

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Kargil, Apr 25 (UNI) The 250-km-long Kargil-Zanaskar road was reopened for traffic after it remained closed for six winter months due to ten to 40 feet of snowfall.

Meanwhile, hundreds of vehicles carrying passengers and essential commodities reached different parts of the Ladakh region from Srinagar after the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway was again reopned for traffic on April 22.

The Chief Executive Councillor of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council(LAHDC), Kargil, Asgar Karbalayee today flagged off the first convoy to Padum, the headquarters of Zanaskar.

The road remained closed for six winter months. The road passes through Panzilla, which is at the foothill of Nun (7135 meters and Kun (7077 meters) peaks and Durung glacier where about 30 feet to 40 feet snowfall was recorded this winter.

The Srinagar-Leh highway which was closed a day after it was reopened on April 15 due to heavy snowfall, was again put through on April 22 after the BEACON project cleared the snow on the road.

The highway is open for two-way, official sources said.

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