Manali-Leh road to open for light vehicles

May 4th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by admin  

Manali, May 4 (IANS) The snow-covered 486 km long Manali-Leh road will open for light vehicles in the coming week, authorities said Sunday. This was stated Sunday by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), a day after it threw open the 4892 metre high Baralacha pass in tribal Lahaul valley.

The 3954 metre high Rohtang pass, which receives the heaviest snowfall among all passes on this route, was opened to traffic less than a week ago.

This Himalayan road is popular with adventure travellers, particularly foreigners, and remains closed due to heavy snowfall half the year.

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