The cases are rising and there are talks to reopen Rohtang Pass by the end of April. The high mountain pass on the Pir Panjal Range is a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh. As per reports, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is already working to clear snow from the Manali-Leh highway.
There is a fear that the history is going to repeat as the state enters its most popular tourist season (summers). Hence, hoteliers in the state have asked for the reopening of the Rohtang Pass as this could attract some visitors.
Moreover, the avalanches at Beas nullah are also under clearance. Also, Marhu might reconnect with Manali in a few days.
The snow in there since the whole year as Atal Tunnel has bypassed the highway. However, traffic is expected to be restored on the Manali-Rohtang-Keylong highway by the end of April.
As per Raman Gharsangi, Manali sub-divisional magistrate,
“BRO is clearing snow from road on war footing. Tourists will enjoy snow at Marhi and Beas nullah in a few days.”
The Rohtang Pass is open fromMay to November every year, and is known to be difficult due to its unpredictable weather. The pass is prone to sudden snowstorms that can be dangerous.
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