Rohtang Pass Opens, Lahaul Connected By Road After 4 Months

Manali: High altitude Rohtang Pass connecting Kullu valley with Lahaul was thrown open to traffic after it had remained snowbound for over four months.

The road over the 3978 meter high Rohtang Pass has been cleared of snow and is now open for traffic, Mohan Lal, Chief Engineer, BRO Project Deepak, the agency engaged for opening the road told media persons here today.

He said that over 100 men and four big JCB, two Snow cutters, D80 and D50 Dozers were deployed for clearance of snow. We took 30 days to clear the road over the pass off snow.

He added with it pass still receiving snowfall off and on, Chief Engineer cautioned about dangers of avalanches and landslides on the road. We have requested the local administration to give few more days for proper maintenance of this road, said chief.

With the road providing an alternate and vital connectivity with Leh in Ladakh, the Chief Engineer said that snow clearing was in full swing towards atop Baralacha Pass and the road the pass would be restored by 25th of May. He revealed that our second Team was working between 161 -162 kms crossed Patsau bridge, we have to clear 222 kms and 50 kms is left.

He said we have saved Rs 1.40 lac on air support head for which we are allotted Rs 2 Cores. Mohan Lal disclosed that Kunzam Pass will be cleared up till end of June as it has heavy snowfall.

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

6 Comments

  • Gaurav Yadav says:

    Sanjay sir,
    Plz tell us about current status of rohtang pass. We have planned to visit Manali from 25 to 30 may……
    Is it to chance to see rohtang pass…

  • Abhishek kapoor says:

    Plz tell us about current status of rohtang pass. We have planned to visit Manali from 25 to 30 may……
    Is it to chance to see rohtang pass…

  • sunita says:

    Hi,

    Kindly let me know about current status of rohtang pass. Planning to visit Manali from 25 to 29 may……
    Is it to chance to see rohtang pass…

  • Gaurav Sharma says:

    Plz tell when Manali leh highway open in 2017.

  • Amit nagpal says:

    Hello let me know about whether of rohtang also confirm about snow at rohtang. Wen will the best time to visit rohtang with family. Kindly advice

  • Amit nagpal says:

    Let me know the best time to visit rohtang pas with family. Also the time of snow fall confirm so we make a plan.

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