Manali-Leh highway reopens
He said some stretch of the highway between Upshi and Rumptse in Ladakh region is still under landslides. "Currently, only small vehicles are allowed to ply. It will take some more days for the heavy vehicles to operate on the highway," he added. The 222 km stretch of the highway between Manali and Sarchu was already made motorable last week for all type of vehicles.
BRO officials said the entire 20 km of road has been badly damaged on the Upshi-Rumptse stretch. Dev Raj Sharma, the senior manager of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation posted here, said the bus service on the Manali-Leh segment would be resumed only after the highway is made motorable for heavy vehicles. The HPTDC operates a luxury bus service on this route.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
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