Manali (Aug 21): After keeping off for last one week, Rohtang Pass was thrown open for light vehicular traffic as the road was restored today by Border Road Organisation, but heavy vehicles could not be allowed on the slushy road.
SP Kullu Abhishaik Dullar said that it was opened for all vehicles this morning after removing landslides and boulders from the road at Rahninalah, but it become unfit for heavy vehicles in the evening after a spell of rain. About 1,000 vehicles cross Rohtang Pass daily as it is a strategic road link between Manali and Leh of Jammu and Kashmir.
Rohtang Pass has seen two spells of snowfall during this rainy season while normally it remains open for traffic up to November. BRO is now replacing this weather-interrupted road with an all-weather tunnel between Solangnalah and Sisu.