CEC Feroz Khan, DC, SP take stock of snow clearance works at Zojila Pass
Kargil, March 14, 2023: Chairman/CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan along with Deputy Commissioner/ CEO, LAHDC, Superintendent of Police, Kargil today visited Zojila Pass to take stock of snow clearance works on the Kargil-Srinagar road.
The CEC was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner/ CEO, LAHDC, Santosh Sukhadeve, Superintendent of Police, Kargil Anayat Choudhary and other concerned officers.
During the visit, the CEC took stock of the snow clearance measures in order to open the road as soon as possible. The snow clearance team informed the CEC that the widening from Sonamarg side is pending although the road is clear.
The team of BRO and VIJAYAK said that due to snow avalanches on the road stretch between Zero Point and India Gate of the Zojila axis, they are facing difficulties in snow clearance measures.
They informed the CEC that once the road is made feasible for traffic and proper widening is done, the road will open for vehicular traffic at the earliest.
It was informed that the administration will ensure to bring vegetables, fruits, mutton, chicken and other essential commodities before the commencement of holy month of Ramazan.
About the the opening for passenger, the authorities will decide after complete assessment from Beacon and VIJAYAK.
The CEC appreciated the efforts of engineers, technicians, labourers of Project Vijayak, Project Beacon, Police Department, Mechanical Division and other concerned agencies for carrying out the snow clearance operations despite hostile weather conditions.
He urged them to continue with the same commitment so that the highway is made ready for smooth passage of passengers to their respective locations and the supply of required essential commodities to Ladakh is ensured.