Road linking Kashmir, Ladakh region closed: The 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway, connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir, has been closed for winter months while Kashmir highway was through for traffic despite rain. The road link connecting Ladakh region with Kashmir has been officially closed from Sunday for winter months. Notably, Zojila Pass on the highway receives the heaviest snowfall and is closed for nearly five months every year. According to a traffic police official, the 434-km-long highway has been closed this morning. “We have withdrawn all our personnel deployed on the highway between Sonamarg and Drass, on other side of the Zojila pass to regulate traffic,” he said.The Srinagar-Leh national highway has been closed for winter months from Sunday, a traffic police official said this morning. He said all traffic personnel deployed on the highway between Sonamarg and Drass, on other side of the Zojila pass to regulate traffic have been withdrawn, he said. However, he said if any vehicle will ply on the highway he will be doing so on his own risk and responsibility. The official said that traffic police and local administration on both sides of the Zojila had made all efforts to clear vehicles to their respective destinations before closing it officially from yesterday.
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