After seven months of snow clearing, Border Roads Organization (BRO) on Sunday opened Manali-Leh National Highway, considered one of the highest highways of the world.
A landslide in Kullu has left the Manali- Leh Highway blocked for more than 14 hours, leaving people stranded amidst chaos and traffic bottlenecks.
Avoid travelling on high mountain passes that connect this Himachal Pradesh town to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir after the end of October due to possible snowfall ahead, authorities said on Sunday.
The strategic National Highway-22, which connects Manali town in Himachal Pradesh to Leh in Jammu and Kashmir, has been reopened for light vehicles after it was shut due to landslides Aug 6.
The Manali-Leh highway will be closed June 28 when United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi visits Himachal Pradesh`s Kullu district, an official said on Thursday.
Border Roads Organisation
has set a target of doubling and tarring more than 200-km of
the strategic Manali-Leh highway by 2012, a senior BRO
official said on Sunday.
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