Leh-Manali road likely to be reopened in April

The snowbound Leh-Manali highway is likely to be reopened in the second week of April as the Border Roads Organisation has started clearing snow, officials said. The highway was closed to traffic on November 20 last year due to accumulation of snow.

The officials said under Project Himank, men and machinery had been put into service to clear the snow and make the 400-km road motorable.

Around 20 feet of snow has accumulated along the high-altitude road which connects Leh with Himachal Pradesh. Heavy spells of snow in the mountainous region in winter shut the highway, cutting off Leh from the rest of the country.

Chief Engineer, Project Himank, Brigadier Nitin K Sharma said the BRO men and machinery were making all efforts to reopen the road.

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