NATIONAL HIGHWAY OF KIRATPUR…MANALI BLOCKED
Today due to massive landslide Kiratpur-Manali National Highway was blocked This landslide occurred near Hanogi in Mandi district of Himachal, which is about 180 Km from the highway. Because of this there was too long traffic on the road which came to a halt, and around hundreds of vehicles was seen stranded on other side of the road blockades.
As after this the district administration of Mandi District had informed to diverted the vehicular traffic via Bajaura-Kotla road. .
Immediate after this landslide the Huge boulders suddenly started rolling down to clear the blockades, and within minutes the entire hill-lock came down slidingly. Its was a fortunate that during this landslide no vehicle was crossing the road at that point of time . Hence so no such misshape occurred during that time and had no any loss human life .”Official of Public Works Department (PWD) stated. Still reason behind the landslide was not yet ascertained since there were neither rains nor any hill cutting activity on the road. The technical team will be visiting the spot of landslide to check and know the exact reason why landslide had occurred. This.This landslide had covered around an area of 150 mts length of the road , The huge mound of earth and rocks was fallen in river valley of Seas, mentioned Mr Nag who is the superintending Engineer.There were Four JCB and Huge earth moving machinery been deployed to clear the blockade of roads. Yet still normal traffic would be expected today. As of unlikely they will try to resume the traffic of roads “there will try and to clear the roads for light and small vehicles by this evening . Hence to be careful as there risk to travel on that road . Since boulders are still rolling down to clear the roads.