According to Government notification the General Public has been informed to desist from travelling on the road.
It may be mentioned here that Ladakh is one of the highest places on earth with average altitude being above 12000 feet. Ladakh is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful parts of the state and its surreal landscape has often been termed as "moonscape". Ladakh covers about 117,000 square km and includes the Karakoram Range and the upper
Drass, the second coldest place in the world after
Officals said that they have stored all essential, including rice, atta, sugar, kerosene oil, diesel, petrol, LPG and medicine in different parts of the Ladakh region, including Leh and Kargil for winter months, when the region remained cut off from the rest of the state.
The State and the Central governments have already approved construction of a tunnel at Zojila pass to make it an all-weather road, which connects the Ladakh region with the rest of