Srinagar-Leh , first trial run 2005


Srinagar, May 17
The 435-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway will be open to a trial run of Army convoy on May 20 after which the road, the only surface link to the frontier cold desert region of Ladakh, will be opened for the summer months.

Stating this here today, Brig S.S. Dasaka, Chief Engineer of the Beacon project of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), said the Zoji la, the highest peak dividing Ladakh region from Kashmir Division, saw 40 ft of snow this winter..”

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050518/j&k.htm#1 

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