Finally, the much awaited opening day of Rohtang Pass connecting Kullu Valley to Lahaul Valley and Spiti valley is declared open for the tourists for the year 2011 by BRO. This marks the opening of first most major hurdle on Manali – Leh Highway. Tourists will be allowed to go to Rohtang Pass from June 2, 2011 onwards. BRO can now focus entirely on the opening of Baralacha La pass and after its opening the 474 KM long Manali – Leh highway will be declared open too. Currently, the road from Sarchu to Leh is Open and now Manali to Keylong is also open for tourists, hence the only blockade on Manali – Leh Highway remains Baralacha La which is also expected to open in the coming week or by the second week of June. So ,guys get ready for passing through the 50 feet high snow walls at Rani Nalla, en-route Rohtang Pass from Manali…
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MANALI: Here is a good news for millions of tourists who plan to visit Manali this summer. The picturesque Rohtang Pass is ready to entertain them with 10 to 25 feet of silvery snow.
Border Roads Organization has made the highway up to Rohtang worth plying of tourist vehicles and waved the green flag on Tuesday evening.
The organization commander, AK Dixit, said the 52-km highway between Manali and Rohtang has been made wide enough to accommodate two vehicles at a time, and snow has been cleared from the parking area of Rohtang.
"Earlier, we had decided to let tourists reach Rohtang from June 1. But due to traffic and security constraints, vehicular movement would be allowed beyond Marhi from June 2 onwards. All preparations to welcome tourists here will be completed on Wednesday," Dixit added. The border force has been working against odds to keep the road free of snow and remove the debris on a particular patch off it.
Kullu superintendent of police Abhishek Dular said police would make a survey of the highway on Wednesday and if everything goes well, tourists could see the Rohtang on Thursday.
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All the best wishes for the guys who are planning for Manali – Leh Highway and to visit Rohtang Pass