The srinager -Kargil-Leh National was closed on 17th December 2016 due to heavy snowfall at Zojila passs and Ladakh region include Leh kargil district remain totally cut off for six month from the rest of world.
The VIjayak and Beacon project of BRO ( Border Road Organization) is responsible for the maintance and clear of Snow. This year there was record heavy snow fall after 20 years
Being heavy snow the vijay poject clear its target on 28th April , but BEACON delayed and on pressure of Chairman Legislative council J&K Haji Anayat Ali, the BEACON allow to cross the VIJYAK and finaly it was allow for essential commodities on 9th May 2017.
Today there was held a colorful function at ZERO Point were the both CORP Commanders of 14 CORP Sh P J S PANNU and CORP Commanders 15 CORP meet Sh J S SANDHU meet they warm well come by Army and Civil dignitaries among them GOC 8 Mountain division , Sh K DOON Chief Engineer VIJYAK , Brig AK DAS Chief Project BEASCON , chairman &Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Shri Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan,Deptuy CommissionerCEO Kargil Shri Gulzar Hussain,senior Superintendent of Police Kargil T.Gylpo, Sub Divisional Megistrate Drass and other officers were present here
Both the Core Commanders deliver speech about ZOJILLA pass and appreciated the role of VIJYAK and BEACON. ALSO SEE Book Ladakh Tour Package