Rohtang cleared of snow

April 24, 2017 at 9:04 am

BRO teams from Manali and Kokhsar have managed to clear the road till Rohtang Pass and have met at the top of the pass.

If the weather remains favorable and the road is stable, BRO is hopeful of reopening the Rohtang Pass for local vehicular traffic in a couple of days.

This would be great news for the locals, who at the moment are forced to cross the pass on foot, risking life and limb while doing so.

However, reopening of Rohtang Pass for tourist traffic till Rohtang and beyond would take a lot longer. Since BRO not only has to widen the road and make it stable enough. It also has to clear enough snow at the top of the pass to make a parking lot for the vehicles traveling from Manali to Rohtang.

All this work is expected to take a week or two, and in the meanwhile, BRO could reopen Marhi for tourist traffic.

Work is also on to clear Baralacha La of snow and it is expected to be cleared of snow by the third or last week of May.

Baralacha La is generally the last pass to open on the Manali – Leh Highway and once it is open, the route is reopened for vehicular traffic.