Bus service restored on the country’s longest Delhi-Leh route after 8 months

HIMACHAL PRADESH : Bus service between Keylong in Himachal Pradesh's Lahaul and Spiti district and Leh in the Union Territory of Ladakh has been restored. With this, bus service on the country's longest Delhi-Leh route has been restored. The distance between Leh and Delhi is 1026 kilometres. Passengers will have to pay Rs 1,740 for this.

Priya Nagta, the Keylong Sub-Divisional Officer, flagged off the bus to Leh at 5 a.m. on Sunday. The bus trip began with 17 people on the first day. After eight months, this bus service has been resumed.

Last year, the bus service was reinstated on July 1 and again discontinued on September 15. It was restored about a month and a half ago this year. The distance between Keylong and Leh is 365 kilometres, whereas the distance between Leh and Delhi is 1,026 kilometres. At 3 a.m., the bus from Leh to Delhi will depart.

People would be able to travel directly from Delhi to Leh through Keylong in two shifts, from Keylong to Leh and from Leh to Delhi.

Every day at 5 a.m., the Bus will leave Keylong for a 365-kilometre journey to Leh, followed by a 1026-kilometre journey from Leh to Delhi.

On July 1, 2021, bus services were launched. The Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) has set the ticket from Keylong to Delhi at Rs 2,398 per passenger (Rs.658 from Keylong to Leh and Rs 1,740 from Leh to Delhi).

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