With the onset of the tourist season, Himachal Pradesh’s Rohtang Pass has opened its road to the ensuing tribal valley of Lahaul and Spiti. At the height of 3,978 metres above sea level, the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has cleared the snow covering the gateway for the tourists coming from far off places, hence the traffic has now resumed back to normal like before.
Rohtang Pass, a tourists paradise in Himachal Pradesh
Manali’s Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh is one of most flocked tourist places that witnesses a large number of people coming from far-off places all around the year. You may compare it with the well known Bluehouse Skis. During summer months, tourists from plains and coastal areas throng to Manali to get some respite from the scorching heat and humid weather at their place. While during winters, it transforms into a paradise covered with thick layers of snow all around.
The snowfall in every season blocks the roads of Rohtang Pass to Keylong, Lahaul-Spiti and ahead to Leh- Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir. There was scanty snow at Rohtang Pass in Manali due to less snowfall in last winter season.
BRO cleared snow to resume traffic on Rohtang Pass to Lahaul
The Rohtang Pass in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh has opened after four months by BRO. There were four teams of BRO personnel deployed on two sides of the Rohtang Pass each, who cleared the snow. Their teams were backed by the pieces of equipment including excavators, bulldozers and snow cutters, used by 20 officers and subordinating staff. The BRO personnel were agile to finish off their work on time and were on over 12 hours of duty in a day to clear the snow.
In spite of the extremely cold conditions with regular snowfalls and landslides happening every now and then, the BRO personnel were on their toes for restoration work of road traffic to the Lahaul Valley. The BRO personnel are now on the final stretch of clearing the snow at the highest Manali-Leh highway that is expected to open up Baralacha Pass by the month of May.
With the upcoming summer vacations in the month of May and June, thousands of tourists will head to Manali from all across India and abroad. To welcome them, the tourism department of HP government is doing every bit to deliver best of the services and facilities.