BRO has started work to clear the snowbound Manali – Leh Highway of snow, in order to reopen it for 2017.
Thanks to heavier than usual snowfall in Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh, work to clear the Manali – Leh Highway of snow had been delayed by 20 days. Normally this snow clearing operation begins by 1st of March.
So far, BRO has managed to clear the road from Manali to Gulaba and from Sissu to Darcha.
In the next phase, BRO would be attempting to clear the road from Gulaba to Marhi and from Koksar to Sissu. While work to clear Baralacha La from Leh side would begin a little later on.
This year, Manali – Leh Highway s expected to open a little late, though hopefully, it should reopen by the first week of June, if the weather remains clear.