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Manali-Leh Opening Tomorrow (?)

May 24, 2011

No confirmation from Leh yet , but news today speaks of Manali-Leh opening tomorrow , quoting the Deputy Commissioner in Kullu. The ride up to the Rothang might even go under five hours soon , with a number of deodars having been cut for the double laning of the road.
UPDATE : More details , from the crew clearing the Rothang : the road over the pass is still single lane only , with twenty to thirty feet of snow on the sides : first priority for the moment is widening the road , and creating parking and turn around points at Rohtang. Road open for traffic up to Marhi , i.e. around 3000 meters.

“BRO officials said tourists will be allowed to reach Rohtang only after a week as sudden surge in traffic flow could cause havoc there. ‘Tourists would be able to enjoy the stunning views of Rohtang soon”

UPDATE , MAY 25th : Single lane now cleared up to Keylong, barrier erected at Kothi to bar heavy traffic , manned by police and Home Guard , waiting for the road to open.

UPDATE, MAY 26th :

“The snow-clearing operation is over and road connectivity with the Lahaul Valley has been restored”

A K Dikshit , GREF officer in charge.

Connectivity means state buses , for now :

“..the road is still slippery. Till May 31, only a few public transport buses will be allowed to ply between Manali and Keylong”

BRO aims for an opening of the entire Manali-Leh road by first week in June. Official Lahul site still shows Manali-Keylong and Manali-Kaza roads closed.

UPDATE , MAY 29th : now shown as open on the official Lahul-Spiti site.

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One comment

  1. is this information is true that road is opened in these days.for me this is great news.im awating for this news for a long time



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