Flash floods in Manali- Area beyond Manali cut off

Flash Flood hit areas beyond Manali on Friday late night near Dhundi in Solang Valley killing one person and two major bridges were washed off. A large tract of road has been washed off caused by heavy rains on Friday night.

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The flash floods that occurred late Friday night at Dhundi, 20 km from Manali near the construction site of Rohtang Tunnel, washed away the bailey bridge constructed by Border Roads Organisation.

Deputy Commissioner, Kullu, Amitabh Awasti said another bailey bridge near Palchan and some foot bridges were washed away in floods which badly damaged large stretches of Manali-Rohtang road near Palchan and Kullu Manali road at two points where traffic had been stopped due to massive soil erosion.

The Kullu-Manali Highway has been opened for light vehicles while heavy vehicles were being diverted via left bank as the road was not safe due to landslides.

People living along Nehru Kund, Palchan and Bhang villages have been asked to move to safer places and relief operations are in full swing.

Update on August 06, 2012

Manali – Rohtang Pass highway has been opened for vehicular traffic on Monday, a spokesman for GREF, responsible for maintaining the road said here today.

“Traffic was restored Sunday evening and all stranded vehicles have been cleared,” an official the 38 Task Force of the General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF) told the media.

State Transport HRTC also restored its bus services to Udaipur, Keylong, Kaza and Killar via Udaipur today.

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