This is great news. And now the onus shifts to Manali-Leh to open the gates ASAP
Hi Dheeraj, had spoken with a srinagar taxi operator yesterday. But I also spoke with a contact in Leh about an hour back. He said movement has started with a few trucks with vegetables coming in. He was pretty confident that the road will be fully open on 2nd of May. Here's hoping it all remains clear and the weather doesn't screw up. BTW, any idea that if the road does get closed again, how long does it usually take to open again? A day or two leeway I have and can live with.holi, when did you call the taxi driver? One of the guy on my blog today posted that Srinagar - Leh has been thrown open for light vehicles today. He has his friend in BRO at Leh who called him yesterday to tell so and asked him to further plan the journey. If that is the case then by your trip time the highway shall be open in any case, providing the weather does not foul play anymore.
Would you kindly tell me why people choose to travel from Srinagar to Leh and not vice versa? My friends and I are planning a trip: Delhi-Manali-Leh-Srinagar by road and flight from Srinagar in June latter half. Which is the best mode to travel from Leh to Srinagar? And what are the risks of delays en route?News!
Snow clearance operation begins on Sgr Leh highway Lastupdate:- Mon, 14 Mar 2011 18:30:00 GMT GreaterKashmir.com
BRO started work on Mar 13 and planned time is 40-45 days.
So if they stay on schedule, around April 25th you can drive to Leh.
That said, usually, by end April the Srinagar Leh highway opens up.
however, due to more snow this year, there is lot of risk of avalanches.