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Posted at: Jun 13, 2019, 7:38 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2019, 2:35 PM (IST)

Jams: One-way traffic in Manali from today

Tribune News Service

Mandi, June 12

To overcome the problem of long traffic jams in Manali, the administration has decided to enforce one-way traffic system in the town from June 13.

Apart from this, trained volunteers will be deployed to manage traffic to the Rohtang Pass The town is witnessing long traffic jams extending up to hours, annoying tourists as well as local commuters. The situation has been even more troublesome towards the popular Rohtang Pass for the past couple of days, where tourists are facing huge difficulties in reaching the pass and enjoying snow.

There are frequent complaints that it is taking more than five hours for tourists to reach the pass. Sometimes tourists, who move early in morning from Manali and head towards Rohtang, fail to return till late evening.

Due to the poor road conditions and traffic management, the traffic jams have become a big issue here. Hoteliers and local people have urged the administration to take some initiatives to manage the traffic. Otherwise, it will adversely impact the tourism industry.

“We have decided to adopt one-way traffic system in Manali. Vehicles coming from the Kullu side will enter Manali. They will return to Kullu via the bypass road. Apart from this, trained volunteers will be deployed to manage traffic system towards the Rohtang Pass,” said SDM, Manali, Raman Gharsangi.

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