Bandipora, May 15: Two days after opening of Zozila pass, the Army has thrown open the Bandipora- Kanzalwan – Dawar road to vehicular traffic today in a simple ceremony presided over by Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC 15 Corps.
On the occasion, Lt Gen Subrata Saha, GOC 15 Corps addressed the gathering, and complimented the Border Roads Organization and civil labour for timely opening of the road (five days earlier than last year), braving adverse weather conditions in extremely during harsh winters. He also gave away prizes to some of the brave hearts who worked for opening the road for their contribution.
The Air Force was also complimented for air maintenance of Gurez Valley during the road closure period during which nearly 550 civilians were air lifted between Gurez and Bandipora.
GOC 15 Corps also reiterated the strategic and economic importance of this road and assured the locals of area Army’s commitment to ensure the security of the road against challenges posed by harsh weather and terrain conditions as well as against the external and internal threats.