Vehicular traffic on Rohtang to remain open till November 15

Shimla: Rohatang Pass near Manali will be kept open for traffic till November 15, a spokesperson for BRO said in Manali today.

He said the Pass will be kept opened for two more weeks till November 15 on request of Himachal government.

The BRO had earlier announced that it would not operate the entire 475-km Manali-Leh National Highway-21 that passes through Rohtang Pass after Oct 31 due to possible snowfall. The BRO starts withdrawing its men and machinery deployed at various locations along the highway with the onset of snowfall and the Rohtang Pass at 13,050 feet is closed for over six months in a year.

The BRO has advised against people travelling on the highway after Nov 15 as it will not be in a position to operate road clearing operations after this date.

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