Strategic Srinagar-Leh highway opened by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) after over 58 days. The highway was closed due to the thick layer of snow. Snow clearance of Zojila Pass was a big challenge owing to snow accumulation of 30-40 feet, threats of avalanches and inclement weather conditions. Inspite of all odds, the snow clearance operations had been conducted and completed by BRO. This road is important from the strategic point of view, being the only route between Kashmir and Ladakh. The route is a lifeline for the survival and economic development of people of Ladakh and for the security forces.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 'Mann Ki Baat' on February 28 said the science need to be taken forward with the mantra of 'Lab to Land. "The contribution of science is huge in Atmanirbhar Bharat. We need to take science forward with the mantra of 'Lab to Land'. For example, Ladakh's Urgain Phuntsog is working with innovation techniques to organically grow 20 different crops in cyclic pattern," said PM Modi.
Tourists visited 'Chadar trek' on frozen Zanskar River in Ladakh on January 28. The tourists come to take a look at the frozen river. The temperature in Leh down by several notches, but this has not deterred tourist to take experience of a lifetime. 'Chadar trek' is located at an altitude of 11,400 ft.
Union minister Prahalad Patel spoke to Hindustan Times' Deeksha Bhardwaj about the Central government's plans to address the development imbalance between Leh and Kargil. Patel, who holds the Culture and Tourism portfolios, said discrimination against some areas happened when Jammu and Kashmir was a state. He spoke on the government's plan to make Kargil an adventure sports destination, and naming a new Indian Institute of Skiing and Mountaineering after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He also revealed talks on mapping a new Amarnath Yatra route via Kargil, instead of Srinagar. Watch the full video for more.
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Malappuram District received COVID-19 vaccines, ahead of pan-India vaccination drive. The first consignment of Covishield also arrived at Leh. So far, several states including Karnataka, New Delhi, Telangana, Bihar and Tamil Nadu have received the vaccine. First phase of COVID vaccination is scheduled to begin from Jan 16.
Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav on March 02, announced that women protesters will be in front at farmers' protest sites on International Women's Day. Yogendra Yadav said, "In today's meeting of Samyukt Kisan Morcha, we have finalised the programmes till March 15. On March 06 when the protest enters Day 100, farmers will block Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway at different points between 11 am and 4 pm. On the occasion of International Women's Day on March 08, women protesters will be brought to the front at all the protest sites. From March 05, 'MSP Dilao' movement will be started in Karnataka, asking Prime Minister Modi to ensure MSP for crops."
The strategic Srinagar-Leh highway was reopened for traffic on Sunday after remaining closed for nearly two months due to heavy snowfall. This is the earliest reopening of the high mountain Zojila pass and also the minimum period of the closure of the road.According to the Border Roads Organisation, the highway was thrown open for traffic after remaining closed for 58 days due to snowfall.
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The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) finished the construction of a 110-feet bailey bridge at Kela Morh near Ramban on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in a record time of 60 hours on Jan 16. The bailey bridge, which would be opened for regular traffic on Saturday evening, was required as retaining wall of the existing bridge collapsed on January 11 cutting the valley from the rest of the country. Bailey bridge is made from portable and prefabricated steel panels that can be quickly assembled. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer project Beacon of BRO, who monitored the construction of the bridge said that BRO put men and machinery working day and night despite cold winter. “We have accomplished the completion of the vital bridge in just 60 hours. Traffic can run on it as the trial run was completed,” he added. Watch the full video for more.
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