In a bid to eliminate the gridlocks to the Rothang La closes for tourist traffic on Tuesdays .. sort of .
“No tourist vehicle will be allowed beyond Kothi on every Tuesday between 9 am to 6 pm ” – but HRTC buses will continue to roll.
What this amounts to is a lock out of the day trips crowd – the shared jeeps bound for Leh will have already already have passed the Rothang in the early morning hours , and the returnees will arrive at Manali in the evening.When I crossed last time it took sx and a half hours (!) up to the Rothang . The frustrations of the Lahaulis has problably not been the main reason , but the mounting critique of the slow pace in double laning the road.
This will create a slot for buses ( interesting to see if the private buses will slip by ) and BRO transports only.