Rohtang pass in Himachal to close for traffic from October 31st
Rohtang Pass which is one of the major life resource for military is going to close for traffic from 31st October. In this article you will find complete information regarding this news. This news is in accordance to a press release of BRO who are saying that Rohtang Pass is going to close officially from 31st October. The main season of closing of Pass is the heavy snow fall in the upper parts of Himachal Pradesh. However this is also being said that related officials will contact Himachal state government to keep Rohtang Pass active/open till 15 November 2011. If we talk about last year then this pass was open till 15th of November and that helped lot of apple grower to transport their apple crop out of Lahaul valley. Same as like this year, last year i.e. in 2010 Rohtang Pass was closed officially on October 31 but it was open till the mid of November i.e. 15th in 2010. This year BRO may continue to clear the heavy snow till December so there may be some chances of working of Rohtang Pass for some more time.
Importance of Rohtang Pass- Rohtang Pass is one of the major road in Himachal and it is basically a very big hurdle on the Manali-Leh highway. Rohtang Pass plays very important role in supplying basic needs/things to all the army persons positioned near Chinese border. Himachal Government is trying its best to improve present conditions of Rohtang Pass by constructing one tunnel which will be named as Rohtang tunnel. This tunnel is going to present link between Kullu and Chandra valley in the state. This will be a 5 km long tunnel and is going to be constructed very soon.
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