The 479 Km Manali – Leh Highway will close on October 31, 2010 for this season. Tourists are advised not to use the road as the snowfall has already taken place on mighty passes of Baralacha La and Rohtang La. BRO has stated that they will not be responsible for any evacuation or relief incase soomeone gets stranded and advised not to ply Manali – Leh Highway after the official closure. This would certainly mean that Rohtang La would also be officially closed on October 31, 2010 for this season. Here is the complete story
The Manali-Leh highway will be closed for all vehicular traffic from October 31. A spokesperson of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), which maintains the highway, said here today that the Rohtang Pass and the Baralacha Pass were blocked due to snow during winter as a result of which the movement of vehicles was not possible.
In case, any vehicle got stranded due to bad weather or any other eventuality, the BRO would not be responsible for any loss to human life or property. Further, if an accident or any other mishappening occurred, it would not be in a position to carry out snow clearance operation for evacuation, he said.
The spokesperson advised all to avoid taking any chances by using the road after the closure
Source: Manali-Leh road closed from October 31, 2010