Snow clearance work begins, Rohtang Pass to open by May15

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, KULLU
  • Updated: May 07, 2015 21:12 IST

Rohtang Pass could be opened to traffic from both Manali and Lahaul side by May 15 with the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) machinery reaching the pass to clear snow on the Manali-Leh highway on Wednesday.

BRO commander KP Rajendra said the BRO team cleared snow up to Rohtang Pass from Manali side on Wednesday, and were now engaged in clearing snow from Lahaul side.

He said, "By May 15, we hope to connect Manali-Leh highway via Rohtang Pass up to Darcha, where also snow clearance machinery and workforce had been deployed."

The snow clearance work on the pass has brought cheer among tribals of neighbouring Lahaul-Spiti district that is secluded for six months every winter due to heavy snowfall in the region.

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