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Traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway

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Kangan, Apr 13: Traffic movement on the strategic 434-km Srinagar-Leh highway resumed on Friday afternoon after remaining closed since Wednesday evening.

Officials said landslides hit the Sonamarag-Drass stretch in Zojila area at zero point and other places Wednesday evening, forcing suspension of traffic movement.

A senior traffic police officer at Sonamarag said that traffic was allowed to move on Zojila stretch from 2:40 pm Friday.

“Firstly, traffic movement was allowed from Drass to Sonamarag, and later it will be allowed from Sonamarag to Drass,” he said.

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