Chandigarh-Manali highway reopens

Last Updated: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 17:37

Shimla: Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21 was restored near Himachal Pradesh`s Mandi town on Saturday after remaining closed for more than 12 hours, police said.
The busy highway was blocked due to massive landslides triggered by a cloudburst near Mandi. No casualty was reported.

"The highway was reopened partially for traffic around 2 p.m. Hundreds of people who were stranded in their vehicles have left for their destinations," Superintendent of Police P.D. Prasad told a news agency.

This is the second cloudburst in the hill state in less than a fortnight. Four people were killed and 22 injured in a cloudburst in upper Manali July 20.

IANS



First Published: Saturday, August 6, 2011 - 12:40

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