Manali-Leh Highway - Manali-Leh road opened for tourists in Odd-Even | Travel News

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 Manali Leh Highway is opened for tourists in Odd-Even formula, 400 plus vehicles left.

The movement of vehicles under Odd and Even has started on Manali-Leh National Highway 3.

On Monday(22-May-2023), vehicles were sent from Manali side to Leh under even date which includes vehicles of many tourists along with trucks. On the first day, 407 vehicles left for Leh from Manali under the odd-even formula. About 50 vehicles that stopped at Sarchu from Leh side have also been sent to Manali. Vehicles from Leh sent to Manali on Tuesday on an odd date. Beyond Lahaul's Darcha, the Manali-Leh road is covered with snow and the road is only one way at many places due to snow. However, the Border Roads Organization is engaged in double-laning the 427-km long route till Sarchu by removing snow from the road. Manali-Leh route Odd and Even formula will remain till May 31.

IMPORTANT: Till then BRO will double lane the entire route. Tourists have enjoyed the pleasant journey on the snow covered Manali-Leh road. The Lahaul-Spiti administration has also changed the timings for traffic on the Manali-Leh route. Four by four vehicles are allowed from 6:00 am to 8:30 am and commercial vehicles from 9:30 am to 12:00 am from Darcha to Sarchu-Manali. This facility will remain till May 31 and from June 1, the strategic road will be opened for all types of vehicles.

Due to the narrow and slippery road beyond Baralacha, the administration has started the odd-even system. Vehicles will pass from Manali to Leh on even dates 22 24 26 28 30 and vehicles will be sent from Leh to Baralacha-Manali on odd dates 23, 25, 27, 29, 31. Superintendent of Police Mayank Chowdhary said that the movement of vehicles on the Manali-Leh road under Odd-Even has started from Monday.

Sarchu Bridge is closed for heavy vehicles.

The Bailey bridge of BRO at Sarchu on the Manali-Leh road has been closed to heavy vehicles. It is being told that the bridge has suffered some damage due to the passing of large vehicles. In such a situation, the police stationed in Sarchu have stopped the trucks loaded with goods till Tuesday. The Border Roads Organization will repair the bridge on Tuesday. In such a situation, about 50 trucks have been stopped here at Sarchu, and are going towards Leh.

It's 04-Jun-2023 today but still Leh-Manali Highway is not completely opened for all due to weather conditions.

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