Srinagar-Leh highway closed after avalanches in Zojjila Pass

Authorities on Wednesday suspended vehicular movement along Srinagar-Leh highway after avalanches hit near Zojila Pass in Kargil area. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kargil told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that avalanches hit near Bajrin-Nallah and Shitan Nallah on Zojila Pass following fresh snowfall in the area. He said that the men and machinery … Read more

Srinagar-Kargil road remains closed for 8th day, Check Why

The Srinagar-Kargil road remained closed for the 8th consecutive day on Monday following snowfall and snow avalanches along the Zojila Pass, officials said. An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the Srinagar-Kargil road was closed on April 17 owing to fresh snowfall and avalanches that buried several vehicles. He said the men … Read more

Opening of Zojila Road: Only light goods vehicles to be allowed from tomorrow, says Div Com

Reviews readiness of Transit Accommodation Wandhama Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri Friday visited District Ganderbal where he convened a meeting of officers at VC room, DC Office Ganderbal for managing opening/closure of the Zojila Pass. The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Shyambir, SSP Ganderbal, Nikhil Borkar, SSP Traffic Rural, ADC … Read more

Historic T5 Panthyal tunnel opens for traffic

Tunnel to help travellers bypass most-vulnerable stretch on National highway: Official In a very much relief step to the commuters, the historical T5 tunnel of the four-lane road project at Panthyal between Ramban and Banihal has been thrown open for traffic on Thursday. An official of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) told news … Read more

Traveling to Srinagar: RTO Kashmir integrates three new routes, services likely to start from Monday

‘Routes determined are Parimpora to Harwan, Budgam to Hazratbal & Panthachowk to Soura’ Regional transport authorities in Kashmir on Friday said they are going to start an integrated bus service likely from Monday on three new routes which will be covering the city’s major areas. Regional Transport Officer (RTO) Kashmir, Syed Shahnawaz Bukhari told the … Read more

Gurez-Bandipora road to be thrown open shortly

Snow clearance ops on Srinagar-Leh highway underway: Officials The 85-km-long Bandipora-Gurez road which remained closed for the winter months due to accumulation of heavy snow along the Razdan Pass is likely open in coming days, official sources said here on Friday. Gurez area, along the Line of Control (LoC) like Ladakh Karnah-Tangdar, remains cut off … Read more

NHAI plans to develop over 600 Wayside Amenities by 2025

9 for J&K highways among 75 sites open for bidding To improve commuting experience on National Highways, NHAI will develop Wayside Amenities (WSA) at more than 600 locations on National Highways and Expressways by FY 2024-25. Sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), these sites will be developed every 40-60 km of current and upcoming … Read more