Zojila pass the National Highway, at an altitude of about 12000 feet and during winters, the national highway, also the only road connecting Union Territory (UT) of Ladakh with Kashmir it remained closed due to heavy snowfall and avalanche and slippery road condition due to below freezing temperature at National highway, thereby cutting off Ladakh region Kargil & Leh District’s from rest of world.
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The closure of national highway Zojila pass cause here people live in Kargil are facing shortage of food stuff and other basic needs, beside student’s also facing problem as they unable to reach their destination due to the closure of Zojila pass Kargil, Leh remains cut-off from Kashmir and rest of the world for around five to six months every year.
The winter temperature touches as low as minimum goes 30 degrees in kargil while Drass subzero temperature prevail December to February throughout Ladakh whereas zero to 40 degree temperature is experienced in Drass in Kargil.
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The Zanskar valley National highway road remained closed for six months due to heavy snowfall, the peoples are ferrying through Helicopter from Padum to Leh during the winter.
The people of Ladakh are left with no other option but to live in the “freezing open prison” in life-threatening condition.