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Srinagar-Leh highway cleared for vehicular traffic

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Srinagar: The Srinagar-Leh highway has been cleared by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and is all set to reopen for a one-way vehicular traffic after remaining shut for around four months, officials said Tuesday.

Although the highway was connected several times by the BRO earlier since February, however several fresh bouts of snowfall delayed its early reopening.

Project Vijayak and Beacon of the BRO  have been able to clear the highway for traffic after connecting the Zojila pass, Deputy Commissioner Kargil, Santosh Sukhadeve  was quoted as saying by a news agency here.

He said they have decided to reopen the Srinagar-Leh highway for a one- way traffic and only light motor vehicles carrying essential commodities from Kashmir will be allowed to move towards Ladakh for today.

The decision to allow further traffic will be conveyed accordingly after assessing the road conditions and weather conditions, he added.

Due to the closure of the road, there has been some shortage of essential commodities in Kargil and Leh areas.

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