February 28, 2024

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First time Strategic Zojila Go saved operational even in January

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NEW DELHI: Despite heavy blizzard at Zojila, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) Body of workers deployed beneath the Challenge Beacon unfettered motion of delivery by means of protecting the strategic move open and facilitated connectivity to Ladakh area. Zojila Go situated at an altitude of 11643 toes on Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri highway is the lifeline between Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.

The Military in a commentary on Wednesday stated, “Challenge Beacon has ensured connectivity for strategic necessities of Defence forces and in addition the native inhabitants.” BRO workforce ensured secure passage of 175 automobiles to pass over the move since 01 Jan, added the Military.

The elements is once more turning dangerous with “The Snowstorm within the final two- 3 days has ended in slippery highway prerequisites alongside Zojila Go on Srinagar – Leh freeway inflicting disruption to visitors motion.” 

The Go most often closes by means of mid-November yearly, with the onset of winters when the temperatures dip to sub 0 levels and opens simplest by means of the tip of April the following 12 months.

Whilst Closing 12 months Zojila Go was once saved open until 31 Dec 2020, then again this 12 months because of concerted efforts of Challenge Beacon, the trafficability was once maintained for the primary time ever within the month of January with pre-planning and arrangements.  

“Six groups had been deployed at other places and labored 24×7 to stay the street open throughout extraordinarily difficult prerequisites.” stated the Military.

Greater than 20 heavy accountability apparatus together with 4 cutting-edge Snow Cutters had been hired. Detachments of Challenge Beacon with prepositioned apparatus situated at Gumri, Bajri Nallah, Baltal, Sonamarg and Gagangir performed key roles in opening of the Go in spite of the inclement climate prerequisites.

Zojila Go has its personal distinctive demanding situations of freezing temperatures and loss of oxygen and common avalanches.

Zojila is a strategic move that gives the necessary hyperlink between Kashmir Valley and Ladakh.

Ladakh stocks disputed borders with Pakistan and China with spaces similar to Kargil, Siachen, Daulat Beg Oldi (DBO) falling on this house. Instead of air routes, Ladakh is related by means of simplest two land routes with the remainder of India and those are 434 km Srinagar-Leh highway and 475 km Manali-Leh highway passing via Sarchu.