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BRO clears Lahaul- Zanskar Valley, road still susceptible to Avalanche


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Shimla: Border Road Organisation, Indian Armed forces construction wing announced that the strategic Manali-Leh National Highway has been successfully cleared of snow from Shinkula Pass on Darcha-Shinkula-Padum road hence coonecting the Lahaul and Zanskar Valley again.

State Administration Lahaul-Spiti issued traffic Advisory on Monday night that in the wake of upcoming inclement weather from tomorrow onwards vehicular traffic on the highway would be regulated, stating that it is highly susceptible to Avalanche especially owing to current weather conditions.

Spokesperson of district administration said that information was passed to the general public that the traffic movement on DS (Darcha- Shinkula ) Road would regulated.

BRO authorities have informed that they have successfully cleared the snow from Shinkula Pass on the Darcha- Shinkula- Padum Road, connecting the Lahaul & Zanskar Valley again after the closure due to heavy snowfall during the winter season however keeping in mind the isolation, vulnerability profile of the route, its susceptibility to avalanches and the current road and weather conditions and to ensure the safety of the people traveling on this route.

Commuters are also cautioned that road leading to Shinkula-Shakula pass is one way, therefore movement of vehicles should be permitted on alternate days from Darcha to Zanskar and vice versa.

In this sequence today on March 28, 2023 vehicles should be allowed to move from Darcha to Zanskar only and only local four wheeled vehicles should be permitted to travel for now on this route.

Movement should be confined in between 0900 to 1400hrs as no Tourist vehicles would be allowed to move beyond Darcha. In case of any emergency and more information on weather or road status of the valley and in event of any natural calamity or incident people should contact District Disaster Control Room.


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