Manali-Leh highway opened to traffic

September 25th, 2008 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Manali (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 25 (IANS) The 475-km-long Manali-Leh National Highway opened to traffic Thursday after it remained blocked for a week due to heavy snowfall, an official said.”The Manali-Leh (road) was opened to traffic this evening (Thursday),” S.K. Doon, commander, 38 Task Force, General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), told IANS.

The highway was closed for traffic following heavy snowfall Sep 19.

The highway is crucial because most of the rations and other necessary material required by the army in forward areas in Himachal Pradesh are supplied through it.

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