Manali – Leh Highway to reopen in June!

May 26, 2017 at 12:04 pm

Heavy snow accumulation, bad weather, and damaged roads are making things difficult for BRO’s Project Himank to clear the Manali – Sarchu Highway of snow and restore road connectivity to Ladakh.

BRO had originally set a target of 25th May, for the Manali – Leh Highway to be reopened this year. While Project Deepak, responsible for clearing the Leh – Sarchu stretch has managed to clear the highway of snow till Sarchu.

Project Himank, which is responsible for clearing Manali – Sarchu stretch, has managed to clear the road till Baralacha La and is now working hard to reach Killing Sarai.


BRO is confident of clearing the stretch within a week and after a couple of days of maintenance work, they expect to officially reopen the Manali – Leh Highway for vehicular traffic.

Speaking to the media, Lt. Colonel Vijay Kumar, BRO, said, “We have moved beyond mighty Baralacha Pass. We have now dealt with all difficulties. We hope to reach Keling Sarai in a day or two. Snow will be cleared till Sarchu within a week. We then need two-three more days for minor maintenance before allowing vehicular traffic on this road.”