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TOPIC: Rohtang Pass to close for traffic from Nov 15, 2013

Rohtang Pass to close for traffic from Nov 15, 2013 6 years, 7 months ago #1047

Predicting heavy snowfall, the district administration of Lahaul-Spiti in Himachal Pradesh Wednesday announced that vehicles will not be allowed on Rohtang Pass after Nov 15. Rohtang Pass is the gateway to Keylong in the landlocked Lahaul Valley from Manali in the state's Kullu district. It remains off-limits from the rest of the country for over five months due to heavy snow deposits on the road.

Only emergency vehicles would be allowed to ply till the onset of heavy snowfall. Official sources said the Border Roads Organization, which maintains the highway that passes through rugged Himalayan ranges, has informed the state government that it would not be in a position to operate the highway after Nov 15. It will withdraw its men and machinery deployed at various locations along the highway with the onset of snowfall. The pass, located at an altitude of 13,050 ft and 51 km from here, experienced mild snow Wednesday. Rescue posts would be set up on both sides of Rohtang Pass by Nov 15.

Read more at: news.oneindia.in/india/rohtang-pass-to-c...-nov-15-1336591.html
Last Edit: 6 years, 7 months ago by cool_climber.
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