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Monday 9 April 2007

Leh NH to re-open this month

KARGIL, Apr 8: The 434-km Srinagar-Leh National Highway is likely to re-open for vehicular traffic in the last week of April in view of the significant improvement in weather conditions in the region in the recent past, a Defence official said today.
Lt Col Yogesh Chandra of GREF’s 93 Road Construction Company said the snow clearance work all along the highway, closed in November last year, was going on in full swing.
The project beacon of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has pressed its men and machinery into service to clear the road.
Lt Col Chandra said up to 30-km road from Drass to Mina Marg has been cleared. "And if weather permits, the highway will be thrown open for vehicular traffic in the last week of April," he added.

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