Leh-Manali highway re-opens for traffic after six months

The authorities on Wednesday threw open the Leh-Manali Road
for traffic movement after remained suspended for over six months due to heavy
snow accumulation.

“The Leh-Manali road serves as a life line for the people of
Ladakh. It is an important axis and a major responsibility of the Border Roads
to clear the snow and throw it open for the public,” said Border Road
Organization (BRO) Chief Engineer Brig Nitin K Sharma, in a statement.

He said that the BRO personnel worked with strenuous efforts
to re-open the road.

“Despite Sub-zero temperature, high altitude and threat of
avalanches our jawans faced unprecedented hardships in the snow clearance
operation to ensure the early re-opening of the strategic road,” he said.

He said that the weather had played spoilsport in the snow
clearance operation.

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-GK

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