Srinagar-Leh to Re-open

Tribune and others this evening are filled with the news that Srinagar-Leh is open … which seems to mean that the material for the last Bailey bridge is in place , and the BRO is confident to have this up by Saturday.
The Kargil weather forecast has been revised , and no longer promises very havy rains , until the 18th.

Conditions between Manali-Leh are worse , and a temporary re-routing around the major landslides is being discussed.

UPDATE : The Srinagar-Leh road is now , Saturday morning , shown as open at