Rohtang Pass HRTC Electric Bus Service
A summer break is not a summer break until you’ve travelled to the snow capped hills of Himachal Pradesh with your friends and family. If you are one of those people who has not got a chance to escape the heart-rending summer heat of Delhi and head out for a trip to the mountains with your family or buddies then we’ve found you a perfect excuse to do so now. The Himachal Pradesh Tourism Corporation has just started a new bus service that will transport you from Manali to Rohtang Pass in a zippy.
As part of the new initiative, the HRTC has employed four electric buses on the Manali - Rohtang Pass route since June 6. The services were to begin a week earlier but the launch was delayed due to the lack of parking facility at the Rohtang top. HRTC will employ more buses to its fleet once the top broadens.
Each bus on the route has a seating capacity of 25 people and costs Rs 600 for the ride. Tickets for the bus can be booked only at the HRTC counter at Manali Bus Stand, but will also be available online on the HRTC website soon.