Manali-Leh road cleared up to Rohtang pass
Himachal
Vacation Travel News
MANALI: 48 days after Border Roads Organization (BRO) had
started its snow clearance operation to restore Manali-Rohtang highway, the
jawans on Friday successfully cleared road up to Rohtang top, 50km from
Manali.
Jawans of Border Roads Organization are full of enthusiasm who after receiving Civil Services
Award from state government on occasions of Himachal Day are working despite
inclement weather at 13,050 feet. “The top is covered with a thick sheet of
30feet snow. But snow cover is maximum towards Lahaul side where we are getting
to see over 30 feet snow which is more than that of previous years,” BRO
commander Colonel Yogesh Nair said.
On the other
side of Rohtang, nearly 12km snow is still to be cleared to reach Rohtang top. According
to organization, in last 48 days, they witnessed snowfall in maximum days which
slowed down their work. It’s again snowing on Rohtang for last one week but the
Manali-Rohtang-Keylong highway is expected to restore for traffic by the end of
this month.
Meanwhile, snowfall on Rohtang is creating problems for pedestrians from snow-bound Lahaul valley.
But as BRO has cleared road up to top from Manali side, pedestrians are taking
sigh of relief as they need to walk only for one hour.

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