Leh-Manali Highway Opens For Traffic In Record 138 Days

SRINAGAR: The strategically important Leh-Manali Highway was  was opened for vehicular traffic by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Saturday in record 138 days.

Quoting officials, KNO reported that even though the road is open and snow clearance is mostly complete only army convoys and essential supply vehicles will be allowed in the initial days.

Accordingly, a convoy of essential supplies has traveled from Manali to Leh after four months of the closure of the Manali Leh Highway.

The BRO officials said that first; a trial army convoy will pass through the road up to Srachu and subsequently by civil traffic movement.

They said that frontline projects Himank and Deepak have made this feat possible as this road will be open in record 138 days. Last year, it took 144 days for the BRO to open the highway for traffic.

With the opening of 427km lomg strategic road, all three roads to Ladakh will be opened by BRO.


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