Snow clearance work from major trunk roads of Kargil to start

By Sajjad Hussain KARGIL, Nov 06, 2018
Hundreds of passengers left stranded in Sonamarg and Kargil due to the closure of road at Zojila Pass after a snowfall. 

LAHDC Kargil asked the authorities of Project Vijayak and Project Beacon to expedite the snow clearance work and to update the daily progress report.  This was decided in a meeting of Engineers from Mechanical Engineering Division Kargil on November 4.

The meeting was called on the directions of Chairman/CEC LAHDC Kargil and chaired Nasir Munshi, EC Roads & Buildings.

Kargil Zanskar highway is opened for vehicular traffic up to village Panikkar. 

Nasir Munshi asked Superintendent Engineer and Executive Engineer Mechanical Engineering Division to immediately deploy their men and machinery for clearing the accumulated snow and ice from the road surface to ensure early traffic movement.

He further directed to clear the major trunk road stretches in the peripheries of Kargil headquarter,  Kargil-Batalik,  Kargil-Zanskar, Sankoo-Barso, Khangral-Sanjak, and Kargil-Choskore road alignments if required.

Early snow clearance work was stressed to make the stranded passengers and vehicles reach their respective destination.