2019 Manali-Leh Road Status


Posted at: Aug 26, 2019, 7:32 AM; last updated: Aug 26, 2019, 7:32 AM (IST)
Landslips on Manali highway add to commuters’ woes

Landslips on Manali highway add to commuters’ woes

Vehicles stuck in a jam on the Manali-Keylong highway. file photo

Dipender Manta
Tribune News Service

Mandi, August 25

Frequent landslides on the Manali-Leh highway for the past few days are adding to commuters misery. Tourists are being stuck in long traffic jams. Many have been forced to spend sleepless nights inside vehicles in the region.
The worst point is Banta Mod beyond Marhi towards Rohtang where the Border Roads Organisation has restored the road thrice since Monday. The area is prone to landslide, which requires widening of the road.
A massive landslide was reported again on Wednesday night, blocking traffic between Manali and Rohtang. A large number of vehicles were stuck the whole night. A majority of people had to spend night inside their vehicles without having food. Those travelling with children were the worst sufferer.

Agriculture Minister Ram Lal Markanda also took strict note of the situation and asked the Kullu administration to widen the road immediately.
Manali SDM Amit Guleria said, “The road was restored in the morning and traffic jam had been cleared. We are planning to widen the road at Banta Mod.”

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Stones are falling at Rohtang !

रोहतांग में रात को तीन घंटे फंसे रहे 400 वाहन

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कुल्लू। 13050 फीट ऊंचे रोहतांग दर्रा के पास बंता मोड़ पर हो रहा बार-बार भूस्खलन परेशानी बन गया है। पहाड़ी दरकने से सोमवार रात को करीब तीन घंटे तक यातायात ठप रहा और करीब 400 वाहन फंसे रहे। इससे व्यापारियों, किसानों, पर्यटकों व आम लोगों को मुश्किलों का सामना करना पड़ा। इसमें लेह और काजा से मनाली की ओर आ रहे पर्यटक भी शामिल रहे।


मटर और गोभी से लदे सब्जियों के वाहनों के साथ 100 से अधिक टैंकर व ट्रकों की लंबी कतार लगी रही। भूस्खलन के दौरान गिर रहे पत्थरों से लाहौल के लोगों के साथ पांगी-किलाड़ के लोगों की आवाजाही प्रभावित हो रही है। मनाली-लेह मार्ग पर स्थित रोहतांग के बंता मोड़ का भूस्खलन सभी के लिए चिंता का विषय बन गया है। यहां रात और दिन को भी खतरा बना हुआ है। सबसे अधिक परेशानी 17 और 18 अगस्त को हुई बारिश से हुई है। इसके बाद से मनाली-लेह मार्ग लगातार बंद हो रहा है। लाहौल से कुल्लू आ रहे देवी सिंह, भाग सिंह, चुनी लाल तथा हिम्मत सिंह ने कहा कि वे सोमवार देर शाम छह बजे से लेकर रात नो बजे तक रोहतांग दर्रा से मढ़ी के बीच फंसे रहे। इसमें 20 फीसदी सैलानी भी थे, जो लेह और काजा से मनाली की ओर आ रहे थे। उन्होंने कहा कि एक बार खोलने के बाद फिर से दस या आधा घंटे बाद भूस्खलन से मार्ग अवरुद्ध होने लगा। उन्होंने कहा कि बीआरओ ने कुछ दूरी पर अपनी मशीनरी भी रखी है। लेकिन अंधेरे में उसे खोलना जोखिम भरा रहता है। इसके अलावा मंगलवार दिन को भी बंता मोड़ के पास पत्थर गिरते रहे। डीएसपी मनाली शेर सिंह ठाकुर ने कहा कि मढ़ी से मनाली के बीच कुछ प्वाइंटों पर भूस्खलन हो रहा है, जिससे यातायात बार-बार बंद हो रहा है। उन्होंने कहा कि मंगलवार को रोहतांग दर्रा होकर नियमित रूप से वाहनों की आवाजाही रही।




Can we take Shimla~Kaza-Leh Route on Sept 11 ? Is the Kaza and Kunzum pass cleared ?
Most probably, Yes.
Monsoon will be subsided by 1 September in Himachal Pradesh.
Western Disturbance can come anytime.
Keep eye on Weather News.
Kaza & Kunzum are open.
Ahead is in worst conditions now.
You can cross with precaution and it will take time to pass via Gramphoo Section.


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Hi Guys,

Can we take Sach Pass route to leh in 2nd week of September ? Also is own camping allowed in Chamba & Killer ?


Hi Guys,

Can we take Sach Pass route to leh in 2nd week of September ? Also is own camping allowed in Chamba & Killer ?
Rains are going to be much less by then.
It is possible if there is clear weather and pass is ok to go.
But there is no guarantee.
It may be delayed if something happens. Get ready for that too.

You can ask land owners and camp nearby inhabited areas only as wild. Life is also going to keep eye on you.
State nearby a Dhaba etc to be on safer side.
Be in a group only.

Prefer to stay at Bairagarh to reach Killar on time and choose camp site in sunlight only.


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Reached pathankot via Srinagar leh route. The highway is fully safe. Indian army is deployed heavily on highway. You can return from leh on this route.
Don't enter any villages or Srinagar if you want to use this route. Stay on highway till you cross Jammu, This is what army men strictly recommended. It was pleasant route compared to Manali route except the road till udhampur which is quite damaged and there's is lot of truck movement along with dirt.
Note that 90%all shops and hotels are closed on this route till ramban. Keep your tanks full and carry back up fuel if you really want to take this route. Message me for further instructions.
We took this route because we suffered a lot in Manali route and we didn't wanted to miss sonamarg. Some of the routes are
tiresome and it gets boring combined with land slides.
Had a nice trip so far.
Images below are few km after Srinagar entry road. It was a busy road with heavy convoy moment every now and then. Army is working very hard to keep the situation under control. Huge respect and thanks to their efforts .
Ride safe.