Himachal and Uttarakhand Travel Advisory: Kullu-Manali and Manali-Leh Highway is Closed

Himachal and Uttarakhand Travel Advisory: Kullu-Manali and Manali-Leh Highway is Closed

Travelers in Himachal Pradesh have been urged to be cautious as incessant rains lashed the state and many parts of northern India. There are reports that part of the road from Kullu to Manali has collapsed, falling into the Beas River. There is also a large chance of landing between Mandi and Kullu. All traffic to Rohtang and Atal tunnels has been stopped now.

It is also reported that the Manali-Leh road is closed for the time being and the situation has also deteriorated in the Spiti Valley section. The Shimla-Kalka train has been canceled for the time being, due to the high risk of landslide.

Travelers are asked to avoid all travel in the area. Residents of the state, especially in the Manali district, have been advised to remain at home for the time being. As the mountain and stream are now flowing, travelers are advised to stay on waterways and not walk. Aut bridge will be washed away, cutting off Manali now. The upper part of Kinnaur was also affected.

Work is underway to resume service on the highway. Information networks are also affected in these areas; while tourists will be fine, most communications are blocked.

Himachal Pradesh Police has issued a phone number for all emergencies.

The Met department has also advised travelers not to travel to Uttarakhand as droughts are reported in many parts of the state. The rain is now expected to continue for a few more days, although it is expected to taper off by July 11. Many roads in the state are believed to be closed now.

 

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