Another landslide occurred yesterday (Wednesday) night due to which the national highway got blocked. The Manali-Leh highway has been blocked for more than 24 hours. The landslide occurred at the place called ‘Nehru Kund’ which is located at a distance of 5 kilometers from Manali.
This highway is the major highway that is a critical connection from Manali to Keylong. No lives were lost as a result of the landslide. But, there was a huge traffic jam that caused havoc among locals and tourists. The clearing work has already started and machines are working to clear the highway.
Last week, there was a landslide at Chaura that blocked Shimla-Kinnaur and created massive traffic jams. Another landslide has blocked the Chandigarh-Manali highway near the Pandoh area. Due to the heavy rainfalls, landslides and flash floods have been quite a common occurrence.
Tourists are being advised not to travel for another 2 weeks. There is still some rainy weather expected in the coming week. More landslides might happen. Following is the recent report by ‘Hindustan Times’ about the landslide that happened yesterday night.