The Hush Post| 9:39 am|one-minute-read
Chandigarh-Manali highway is closed for the second consecutive day. There was a landslide yesterday as a result of which the highway was closed. The highway will remain closed today as well. A huge rock broke-off the hill and came to a standstill on the highway.
The four-laning of the highway is also underway. The National Highways Authority of India have been engaged to clear the road. However, it does not seem likely that the road will be cleared today for the traffic. Since the boulder is huge.
Deep stone-cutting towards the hillside has caused the face of the hilltop to slide, resulting in the landslide around 9:30 am.
Hitesh Lakhanpal, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mandi, said “Due to landsliding, traffic movement on the Chandigarh-Manali highway near Banala remained suspended since morning. To avoid a pile-up we have diverted traffic movement on the alternate route via Katola.”