BRO had set a revised date of 5th April, for the reopening of the Srinagar – Leh Highway, earlier this week. However, due to rain and snowfall, road clearance work has been somewhat delayed and hence now the Srinagar – Leh Highway is to be reopened for light traffic a day late i.e. tomorrow, 6th April 2013.
Last year Srinagar – Leh Highway had reopened on the 25th of April 2012 and even at that time it was considered to be pretty early, so despite a couple of minor delays, if BRO manages to reopen the Srinagar – Leh Highway tomorrow (which it should in all likelihood), it would be far ahead of time.
Of course initially the Srinagar – Leh Highway would only be open for light vehicles eg. Cars and SUVs and it would take at least a few days if not weeks for the highway to stabilize enough to let the trucks and buses pass on regular basis.