2021 Srinagar–Leh Road Status

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Srinagar - Leh Road Status: OPEN
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Zozila Pass was opened in 2021 earlier this year.
Only for essential commodities and for Basic Requirements of the residents only.

Tourists were not allowed.

Zozila Pass is not stable in April 2021 also due to continuous Western Disturbance every week in March and April 2021 too.
It is closed during snowfall of 2-3 days or more in a week.
Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days
After clearing the snow along the Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway has been declared open from February 28
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:46 PM IST
The Srinagar-Leh highway which was closed for 58 days has been reopened on Sunday for vehicular traffic after the snow has been cleared along the Zojila pass, informed the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
Vehicles carrying essential commodities were initially allowed to move towards Leh-Laddakh from the Zojila pass.
According to BRO, snow clearance of Zojila Pass is a big challenge owing to snow accumulation of 30-40 feet, threats of avalanches and inclement weather conditions.
"Due to the ongoing border dispute in Eastern Ladakh, keeping Zojila pass open for an extended period was a strategic requirement. BRO with grit dedication to serve the nation, kept Z-axis trafficable till December 31 last year," read a statement issued by the organization.
"Snow clearance was resumed again on February 7 and link up with Drass was made on February 15. The pass has been declared opened February 28," it said.
"In recorded history, this has been the earliest opening of Zojila and also a minimum period of closure of this axis," the statement further said.

Zojila pass, Srinagar-Leh highway reopen for vehicular traffic after 58 days
A BCMTian recently went to Jispa side till road allowed to move.

Have a look.

Jispa Trip
•Premiered Apr 16, 2021



Ashish Tamhane

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A nutshell of the motorcycle trip to Jispa that we did in March 2021
All passes on from Manali-Leh Road NH 003 are red.
Friends from Media are requested to inform and educate the persons who are willing to travel to as well as return from Leh to other parts of the country.
They may contact Ladakh Police regarding status of Zoji La Pass(Srinagar-Leh) National Highway 001, and plan travel accordingly.

Traffic movement won't be restored for atleast one week on Manali-Leh highway as 38+ vehicles which includes 32 trucks are stuck on Baralacha Pass.

Police Contact Numbers

DPCR Keylong
+91 89880 92298

+91 6006028084

DPCR Kargil
+91 84919 38293
Kargil: Cloud Burst At Chiktan Khangral, Shakar Chiktan, Highway Closed
Jul 27, 2021


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| Excelsior News | Kargil: Cloud Burst At Chiktan Khangral, Shakar Chiktan, Highway Closed

Currently, weather Overcast with light Rain at most places of both UTs.

: Same condition most likely to continue throughout the day in both UTs.

: A brief spell of Heavy Shower may occur at some places which may trigger Flash Flood, Mudslide, Landslide etc.

Accordingly, people are requested to remain Alert and move away from places vulnerable to such events and don't give chance to Turn Vulnerability into Disaster.

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*On 06-08-2021 Friday* , there shall be no traffic movement on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari road from either side in view of maintenance/repairing on *Zoji la axis* .

Tomorrow, subject to fair weather and better road condition, *LMVs(Passenger)* shall be allowed *from both sides on Jammu-Srinagar NHW* viz *Jammu towards Srinagar and vice-versa* . *TCU Jammu/Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Ramban* before releasing the traffic.

*LMVs from Nagrota (Jammu) 0600 hrs to 1200 hrs,*
*from Jakheni (Udhampur) 0700 hrs to 1300 hrs* &
*from Zig (Qazigund) 0800 hrs to 1300 hrs*
*No Vehicle shall be allowed before and after cut off timing.*

*HMVs/Load Carriers*
Subject to fair weather and good road condition, HMVs shall be allowed *from Zig (Qazigund) towards Jammu* after the tail of up HMVs crosses Shaitani Nallah . TCU Srinagar shall liaise with TCU Rahman before releasing the HMVs.

*SFs Convoy Movement*
Security Forces are advised/requested not to ply against advisory/traffic plan in view of traffic congestion on Jammu-Srinagar NHW. *They may ply from Srinagar towards Jammu* after confirming the status of NHW.

Subject to fair weather and good road condition, *LMVs from both sides and HMVs (upto ten tyres) from Srinagar towards Poonch* shall be allowed on Mughal road. *LMVs from Behramgalla 0800 hrs upto 1500 hrs., from Herpora 0800 hrs upto 1600 hrs & HMVs from Herpora 0900 hrs. upto 1500 hrs* .

Subject to fair weather and good road condition, only one way traffic *from Srinagar towards Kargil* shall be allowed on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumari road from Sonamarg at *0700 hrs. upto 1500 hrs.* No Vehicle shall be allowed before & after cut off timing.

Kishtwar- Sinthan road is through for *both ways traffic of LMVs only,* subject to fair weather and road condition.

People are advised to undertake journey on NHW-44 only after confirming status of the road from Traffic control units as under:-
• Jammu (0191-2459048, 9419147732)
• Srinagar (0194-2450022, 2485396)
• Ramban (9419993745) • Udhampur (8491928625)
• PCR Kishtwar (9906154100) for status of Sinthan Road