In a much-awaited development for commuters and travelers alike, the Leh-Manali National Highway has been officially reopened for vehicular movement.

After months of closure due to adverse weather conditions, the strategic passageway, the –428-km Leh-Manali National Highway again welcomes travelers. After remaining shut for nearly five months, this vital alternate route connecting Ladakh with the rest of the country through Himachal Pradesh has finally reopened.

As per the reports, the closure of this arterial road took place back in November due to heavy accumulation of snow. The recent snow clearance conducted by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has successfully reopened this crucial transportation route.

This massive undertaking involved the coordinated efforts of the 111 Road Construction Company (RCC) and the 753 Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) under Project HIMANK in Ladakh, alongside the 70 RCC and 38 BRTF under Project Deepak in Himachal Pradesh.

The operation commenced from two opposite ends, with separate teams of extremely skilled personnel and advanced machinery working simultaneously and in coordination. The teams had to face extreme weather conditions like heavy snowstorms in the high-altitude regions. 

The team of experts not only cleared the national highway but also checked the four significant mountain passes, namely Baralacha La (15,910 ft), Nakee La (15,547 ft), Lachung La (16,616 ft), and Tanglang La (17,482 ft).

The Leh-Manali National Highway is not just a means of transportation but also a passage to some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Travelers embarking on this route are treated to breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains, serene valleys, and pristine lakes. The route adds to the tourism industry in both Ladakh and Himachal Pradesh, supporting local economies and livelihoods.

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