Sunday, Jan 29, 2023

Rohtang Pass


In relief to Lahaul-Spiti Valley residents, BRO throws open Rohtang Pass three weeks ahead of schedule

April 25, 2020 9:54 pm

Dr Ram Lal Markanda, Minister for Agriculture and Tribal Development and Secretary Food and Civil Supplies of Himachal Pradesh led the first convoy of vehicles carrying essential supplies and some 150 farmers to Lahaul Valley.

Explained: What is the Rohtang Tunnel, now named after Atal Bihari Vajpayee

December 25, 2019 7:31 pm

Cutting through the mighty Pir Panjal range, the Rohtang tunnel will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres, and save crores of rupees in transport costs. It will also provide all-weather connectivity to remote border areas of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh.

Centre decides to name tunnel under Rohtang Pass after Vajpayee

December 24, 2019 9:53 pm

The 8.8-km-long tunnel will be the world's longest above an altitude of 3,000 metres and will reduce the distance between Manali and Leh by 46 kilometres, according to the defence ministry.

With new deadline in sight, work on Rohtang tunnel picks pace

November 25, 2019 10:45 pm

Most winters, heavy snowfall in the Rohtang Pass cuts off villages in Lahaul-Spiti from the rest of the country.

Women gives birth in ambulance at 13,000 ft along Rohtang pass

October 01, 2017 5:02 am

As there was no gynaecologist at the district hospital, Anita was referred to a regional hospital in Kullu around 150 kilometres away. After the delivery, Devi was taken to the regional hospital in Kullu where she was admitted at 3 am on Saturday.

Rohtang Pass: NGT allows photography

May 10, 2016 6:35 am

A four-member bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar allowed activities like renting of local (Pahari) dresses and photography at Rohtang Pass.

Rohtang pass ban: At 5 per cent, tourist turnout at Manali hits all-time low

August 18, 2015 9:00 am

The ban came into force Monday morning after the Kullu Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rakesh Kanwar passed the orders to enforce directions of the National Green Tribunal.

Rohtang Pass may become world's highest tourist place with CNG buses

July 31, 2015 10:00 pm

After the successful trial run of the CNG medium-sized buses in Rohtang Pass following the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order, Transport Minister G S Bali said the cabinet will soon take a decision on starting CNG-based buses in Manali .

No passage at Rohtang: background and fallout of Green Tribunal order

July 20, 2015 1:46 am

Livelihoods of more than 8,000 residents of Manali and nearby villages are said to have been affected by the NGT's order that has capped the number of vehicles at the pass at 1,000 per day.

‘Reconsider ban on diesel vehicles at Rohtang’

May 16, 2015 3:01 am

The CM said since the NGT orders are interim in nature and not a final judgment, the state cannot appeal to the Supreme Court.


Light at the end of Rohtang tunnel soon as work picks up pace

November 26, 2019 6:48 am

One of the longest road tunnels in the country, it is being built at an elevation of 10,171 feet under the under the Rohtang Pass in the eastern Pir Panjal range of the Himalayas.