BRO is hopeful of clearing the road to Rohtang Pass by tomorrow (21st April 2017).
Having cleared the Rani Nallah glacier point, BRO team from Manali side is just a couple of kilometers before the pass and is hopeful of reaching there tomorrow.
Even though this is a welcome news for everyone involved and BRO deserves a pat on the back for doing this arduous task.
The reality is, it will still take more than a week or two for the vehicular traffic and in particular, tourist traffic to be allowed to reach Rohtang Pass. Until then, BRO would not only be working to ensure the road remains open, but also to widen the road sufficiently and check for the stability of the road, before allowing tourists through.
BRO also needs to clear enough snow to make a parking lot for tourist vehicles visiting the high altitude pass.
Locals though will be allowed through much before that. Since they desperately need to access medical and other facilities on this side of Rohtang Pass.
Manali – Leh Highway is expected to reopen by May end or in the first week of June and work to clear Baralacha La has only just recently begun.