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Chandigarh to Leh road journey to get shorter

Govt is planning to cut short the distance by about three hours through a different alignment on the route

To the mystical highlands in Leh

A road trip to Leh in A road trip to Leh in Jammu & Kashmir may soon take less time as the government is planning to cut short the distance between Chandigarh and Leh by about three hours. This would be made possible through a different alignment on the route. The 310-km Chandigarh-Manali stretch would be reduced by around 30 km, particularly between Kiratpur in Punjab and Ner Chowk in Himachal Pradesh, as five tunnels would be constructed on this stretch.   While the Chandigarh-Manali section would be executed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), the 475-km ...