April 29, 2019

Zojila, connecting the Kashmir Valley with the Ladakh region, was thrown open for traffic after being closed for over four months due to heavy snowfall.


  • Zojila is a pass connecting the Kashmir Valley with the cold Indus valley desert in Ladakh region through the 434-km strategic Srinagar-Leh National Highway. 

  • It runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 metres (11,575 ft), and is the second highest pass on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway after Fotu La. 

  • It is often closed during winter. The Beacon Force unit of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is responsible for its clearing and maintenance during Winter. 

Source : The Hindu