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Manali-Leh highway opens

Manali-Leh highway opens

Vehicles pass through the Rohtang Pass on Monday.



Tribune News Service

Mandi, May 18

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) today reopened the Manali-Leh highway to vehicular movement afte six months.

Snow-clearance work on the highway was being carried out since February.

Despite an acute shortage of labourers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the BRO, in comparison to the previous years, has cleared the road much earlier this year. Last year, the highway was restored to traffic on June 10.

The BRO used remote-controlled snow cutters and dozers for the first time in the region to speed up the snow-clearance work despite many challenges.

Brig MS Baghi, Chief Engineer, Dipak Project, also visited the Baralacha pass today to congratulate the BRO team for the early restoration of the highway.

DC, Lahaul-Spiti, KK Saroch said nine tankers of Indian Oil moved towards Leh from Lahaul side.


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