Leh-Manali Highway opens in record 138 days


JAMMU — Making history yet again in 2023, Border Roads Organization (BRO) opened the strategic 427 kilometers Leh-Manali Highway (NH-3) on Saturday in a record 138 days.

Officials told the news agency KNO that even though the road is open and snow clearance is mostly complete in the initial days, only army convoys and essential supply vehicles will be allowed.

Accordingly, a convoy of essential supplies has traveled from Manali to Leh after four months of the closure of the Manali Leh Highway.

Srinagar-Leh highway to be thrown open for civilian traffic

The BRO officials said that a trial army convoy will first pass through the road up to Srachu and subsequently, civil traffic movement.

They said that frontline projects Himank and Deepak have made this feat possible as this road will be open in record 138 days which in 2021-22 was opened in 144 days.

With the opening of this strategic road, all three roads to Ladakh will be opened by BRO.

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