The Manali-Keylong highway has been opened for vehicular movement. A state transport 42-seater bus filled with passengers successfully reached Manali from Keylong on Friday. Around two dozen light vehicles, too, crossed the Rohtang pass after almost six months.
Border Roads Organisation has given strict instructions that all non-military vehicles would be allowed to cross the pass before 8 am or after 5 pm only. Tourists or tourist vehicles would not be allowed to go beyond the Marhi. Organization commander AK Dixit told Himachal Vacation that the highway was still dangerous and under maintenance, so vehicles should only ply under the given instructions for their welfare.
“A HRTC bus has successfully crossed the pass. Widening of the highway is being carried on at war footing. Hopefully the regular traffic would be restored within a week,” Dixit told Himachal Vacation.