Kargil-Zanskar highway reopens for traffic
Srinagar, Mar 25: After remaining closed due to heavy snowfall for nearly five months, the Kargil-Zanskar highway was reopened for traffic on Sunday – it’s for the first time it happened in the month of March.
Executive Councillor Zanskar Tseng Sonam along with Deputy Commissioner Kargil Haji Gulzar Hussain and SSP Kargil Tsering Gyalpo formally declared the road open by flagging-off vehicles towards Zanskar at a function held at Latomarpo in Penzila, an official statement said.
Vehicles laden with petrol, diesel, and other essentials as well as passenger vehicles were allowed to move towards Zanskar.
Pertinently, after remaining closed for nearly five months, the highway has been thrown open for vehicular traffic for the first time in the month of March this year, which is a record in itself.