Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked for traffic due to landslide in Mandi district

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The Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked for traffic after a massive landslide hit at 7 Mile, a few km ahead of Mandi town towards Kullu on Friday.

The traffic movement was hit after landslide in Mandi district. (Picture: Representational)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked due to landslide near Mandi district
  • Due to the blockade, a large number of vehicles were stranded on both sides of the highway
  • Light vehicles going from Chandigarh to Kullu-Manali were diverted via Kataula

Amid heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked for traffic after a massive landslide hit at 7 Mile, a few km ahead of Mandi town towards Kullu on Friday.

Himachal Pradesh | Chandigarh-Manali highway blocked due to landslide in Mandi district pic.twitter.com/10qJmVg7Os

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TRAFFIC MOVEMENT AFFECTED

Due to the landslide, long queues of stranded vehicles extended for several kilometres on the national highway. For clearance of traffic, the district administration diverted light vehicles going from Chandigarh to Kullu-Manali via Kataula. On the other hand, small vehicles coming from Kullu-Manali were being sent from Pandoh via Gohar-Chalchowk.

Meanwhile, heavy vehicles were not allowed to cross the area.

(With inputs from ANI)

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