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rohtang paasAllowing tourism activities in Rohtang pass, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday permitted paragliding and snow scooters in limited number at 13,059-feet mountain peak near Manali and its lower hill.

According to reports, the NGT has increased the number of petrol vehicles from 600 to 800; however, diesel vehicles have been maintained at 400 to Rohtang.

The NGT had in July 2015 imposed a ban on tourism-related activities at Rohtang Pass and its adjoining areas, holding that movement of vehicles and largescale tourism activities have caused serious degradation of environment and receding of the glaciers at Rohtang Pass.