2020 Manali-Leh Road Status

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Cops deployed in Atal Rohtang Tunnel to check traffic violations

  • Posted: Oct 07, 2020 07:48 AM (IST)
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Cops deployed in Atal Rohtang Tunnel to check traffic violations

Policemen check overspeeding inside the tunnel on Tuesday.

Our Correspondent
Kullu, October 6
The police have deployed as many as 30 officers and started a helpline 8219681600 to check traffic-related incidents at Atal Tunnel, Rohtang.

A large number of vehicles of tourists and locals were witnessed after the tunnel was thrown open to traffic on October 3. There were reports of overspeeding and a minor accident of three vehicles inside the tunnel. Gaurav Singh, SP, Kullu, said the police would keep vigil inside the tunnel and in the area from Palchan to the south portal of the tunnel to ensure the safety of people.
The SP said it was forbidden to stop the vehicle without any reason inside the tunnel and a case would be registered against the violators. He said the speed limit had been specified inside the tunnel and challans would be issued for overspeeding. Doppler radars have been placed inside the tunnel.
Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti police have deployed their personnel in the tunnel’s control room. Overspeeding will be monitored by the cameras and the violators will be alerted through the public address system for other violations.
The police personnel equipped with motorcycles have been deployed inside the tunnel. A round-the-clock naka has been put up at Palchan.
The SP said the dedicated cellphone number would serve as an important channel for the public to provide information about traffic accidents and violations.


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10 years in making, longest bridge on Manali–Leh highway complete
Set to open for traffic this month
  • Posted: Oct 07, 2020 11:45 AM (IST)

  • Updated : 2 days ago

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Known as Barsi Bridge, it is the second longest bridge of its kind in the country after the Col Chewang Rinchen Setu across Shyok river on route to the world’s highest landing ground at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh.


Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 7

The longest bridge on the strategic Manali – Leh highway, located in Himachal Pradesh, is complete and will be opened for traffic this month.

While easing the flow of traffic, the new structure had greatly increased load carrying capacity.
Known as Barsi Bridge, it is the second longest bridge of its kind in the country after the Col Chewang Rinchen Setu across Shyok river on route to the world’s highest landing ground at Daulat Beg Oldie in Ladakh.

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The 360-meter long bridge over the Bhaga river at Darcha took about 10 years to construct owing to the difficult terrain, inclement weather and limited working season due to long snow bound winters, BRO sources said.
It is a steel-truss structure in which the load bearing super structure is constructed of a rigid assembly of steel beams. In addition to the abutments on either end, the length is supported by five piers arising from the river bed.
The project was executed by 70 Road Construction Company of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO). The same unit had also constructed the 100-meter steel truss bridge connecting the north portal of Atal Tunnel under the Rohtang Pass that was inaugurated this month, with the Manali – Leh Highway at Sissu near Keylong.

Located in Lahaul region about 33 kms ahead of Keylong, Darcha is at an altitude of 11,020 feet, higher than Leh, and is the last permanent settlement on this route in Himachal. It is also here that the alternate route to Kargil-via Padum branches off from the highway.
According to BRO officials, barring a small old bridge over the main water channel, most of the existing route between the two banks was an unpaved track laying across the wide river bed which was prone to floods, rock hazards or high-water levels, especially during rains, thereby disrupting traffic.
The Bhaga River is a tributary of Chenab River and originates from the Suraj Tal, a few kilometers south of the Baralacha Pass. The only way to overcome the problem was to build a permanent bridge well above the riverbed.
According to BRO sources, work on the bridge had also remained suspended for some time in the past due to administrative reasons. It was only about four years ago that it resumed and picked up speed recently.
The Manali – Leh route, known as National Highway – 3, provides the vital alternate road axis to Ladakh, the other being the Srinagar – Leh axis. BRO has been engaged in upgrading the Manali – Leh axis, which lies across some of the highest motorable passes in the world such as Baralacha La, Tanglang La, Nakee La and Lachung La, touching heights of 17,500 feet, to double lane specifications.

About 90 per cent of the work on this route, which remains closed to traffic during winters because of snow, is reportedly complete. Proposed tunnels under these passes, similar to the Atal Tunnel that took 10 years, would make the route all weather.


10 years in making, longest bridge on Manali–Leh highway complete
 

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BRO builds India's longest steel bridge on Manali-Leh highway

This bridge is the longest steel bridge in the country, whose construction has been completed and it will be opened for traffic this month. It took ten years to build this 360-meter long bridge over the Bhaga River.


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Longest steel bridge in India built by BRO on the Manali-Leh highway on the Bhaga River. (Source/BRO)

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Updated: Oct 7, 2020, 06:18 PM IST

While Atal Tunnel gave impetus to Leh from Manali, the Border Road Organization (BRO) has made the road more smooth by constructing a steel bridge. This bridge is the longest steel bridge in the country, whose construction has been completed and it will be opened for traffic this month. It took ten years to build this 360-meter long bridge over the Bhaga River.
The construction of the longest bridge on the strategic Manali-Leh highway in Himachal Pradesh has been completed. It will be opened for traffic this month. It is known as the Barsi Bridge. It is the second-longest bridge of its kind in the country after Colonel Chewang Rinchen Setu on the Shyok River en route to the world's highest landing ground at Daulat Beg Oldi in Ladakh.

Time taken due to bad weather
BRO sources said that the 360-meter-long bridge over the Bhaga River in Darcha took nearly ten years to build due to rugged terrain, inclement weather. Work on the bridge was also suspended for some time due to administrative reasons. The construction of the bridge truly began about four years ago, and it gained momentum recently.

The entire bridge is made of steel, with a superstructure made of steel beams. Five pillars have been erected in the entire length within the river to support the bridge. The bridge has been constructed by 70 road construction company of Border Roads Organization (BRO). The same unit also constructed a 100-meter steel truss bridge connecting the northern portal of Atal Tunnel under the Rohtang Pass, which was inaugurated this month on the Manali-Leh highway at Keylong near Sissu.

Traffic was interrupted due to rain
According to BRO officials, the Bhaga River is a tributary of the Chenab River and originates from Suraj Tal, a few kilometers south of the Barlacha Pass. Previously there was a small old bridge built at the bottom of the river, an unpaved track for much of the existing route between the two banks of the river.

Traffic was interrupted when floods, rock hazards, or river water surged, especially during rains. The only way to overcome this problem was to build a permanent bridge well above the river. This area is about 33 km ahead of Keylong in the Lahaul region at an altitude of 11,020 feet from Darcha Leh. This is the alternate route from the highway to Kargil-Via Padum and the last permanent way to this route in Himachal.

Essential things about Manali Leh Marg
National Highway-3 is known as Manali-Leh Road. It is an essential alternative route connecting Ladakh, the other also connecting Srinagar-Leh road. The BRO is also upgrading the Manali-Leh route, a double lane route touching some 17,500 feet elevation at some of the world's highest motorable passes such as Baralacha La, Tanglang La, Nike La, and Lachung La.

About 90 percent of the work on this route has been completed. Proposed tunnels are built under these passes, like the Atal tunnel. The Manali-Leh road was also closed for traffic during winter due to snowfall, but this double lane route would be suitable for use in all seasons.



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Power Cables in Rohtang Tunnel were after 2018 only.


Power cables to be laid beneath Rohtang tunnel


MANDI: The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) has decided to lay electric cables beneath the Rohtang tunnel to check power outages in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti during winter months,


  • Posted: Nov 12, 2018 12:04 AM (IST)
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At present, transmission lines pass through Rohtang from Manali, causing power cuts after snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti. File photo
Dipender Manta
Tribune News Service
Mandi, November 11

The Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board (HPSEB) has decided to lay electric cables beneath the Rohtang tunnel to check power outages in the tribal district of Lahaul-Spiti during winter months,
At present, power transmission lines of the 33 kW, Kullu substation, pass through the 13,050-feet Rohtang Pass from Manali to Lahaul-Spiti. These lines frequently get damaged during winter months because of heavy snowfall.
Since the pass receives more than 20-ft of snow during the winter, it becomes difficult for HPSEB officials to restore power supply in time. Residents of Lahaul-Spiti are forced to live without power for months.
Power Minister Anil Sharma, while talking to The Tribune, said, “We are planning to lay the electric cables beneath the Rohtang tunnel. This will help the department to ensure regular power supply to the residents of Lahaul-Spiti.”
Official sources said the HPSEB had submitted a proposal to the BRO authorities to provide space for laying the cables under the duct of the tunnel. According to reports, the BRO would discuss the issue with experts to know the feasibility of the proposal.
Residents of Lahaul-Spiti said it would be a huge relief for them as power supply and telecommunication services remained disrupted for months during winters.
Agriculture Minister Ram Lal Markanda had also urged Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to allow telephone cables to be laid beneath the tunnel.




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Union Minister inaugurates Darcha Barsi and Palchan bridge in Himachal
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Rahul Bhandari
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October 12, 2020
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Rajnath Singh dedicates 44 Bridges Built by BRO across seven States and UTs, lays Foundation Stone for Nechiphu Tunnel


New Delhi: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh dedicated 44 permanent major bridges to the nation and also laid foundation stone of Nechiphu Tunnel through video conferencing from New Delhi today.
Rajnath Singh said that all these bridges would go a long way in providing better connectivity to the border areas of the country.



Out of these total 44 bridges inaugurated, two bridges were in Himachal Pradesh which includes Darcha Barsi bridge on the Manali-Sarchu-Leh highway. The bridge, spanning 360 meter runs over Bhaga river at Darcha and is the second longest bridge in the country. This bridge has been constructed by spending Rs. 27.25 crore.

Besides improving the flow of traffic, the new bridge, would prove helpful in increased load carrying ability. Darcha is located in Lahaul region, about 33 kms ahead of Keylong, at a height of 11020 ft, which is the last permanent settlement on this route in the state. The project has been accomplished by 70 Road Construction Company of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO).

Another bridge dedicated today by Union Raksha Mantri is 110-meter Palchan bridge constructed over Beas river on Manali-Solang-Leh highway. This bridge has been constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 12.83 crore.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also laid Foundation Stone of the strategically important Nechiphu Tunnel on the road to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. This 450 mtrs long, bi-lane tunnel would ensure all weather connectivity across Nechiphu Pass besides providing a safe and secure passage through accident prone areas.
Lt Gen Harpal Singh, DG BRO, said the 44 bridges of various spans ranging from 30 mtrs to 484 mtrs are located in J&K (10), Ladakh (08), Himachal Pradesh (02), Punjab (04), Uttarakhand (08), Arunachal Pradesh (08) and Sikkim (04). They are of strategic importance and have been designed to facilitate movement of heavy civil & military traffic in border areas.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur joined the event from his official residence Oakover. Tribal Development Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda, Chief Engineer BRO Brig.M.S. Baghi and Col. J.S. Bargoti were present at Shimla, whereas Education Minister Govind Thakur and Member of Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma joined the event through video conference.


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