Rohtang pass, the gateway to tribal Lahaul valley, is likely to be opened later this month.
An official said snow clearing operations have started on the Manali-Leh National Highway from Beas Nallah, 32 km from Manali.
Commander of 38 BRTF, Col KP Rajendra, said Rohtang pass, situated at 13,050 feet, is expected to be opened later this month due to less snowfall this year.
With the opening of the pass, which normally opens by end May or early June, tribal valleys of Lahaul and Spiti would be reconnected by road with rest of the country.
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