Traffic restored on Chandigarh-Manali highway

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Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Traffic on the Chandigarh-Manali national highway, which remained blocked for over 12 hours following a massive landslide along the Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, was restored on Saturday, police said.

Incessant rains have also caused massive rockslides in Chamba district, blocking the Pathankot-Chamba highway.

Likewise, the National Highway 5 has been blocked near Chaura village in Shimla district after a truck got stuck as a portion of the road caved in.

Nearly 100 metres of the Chandigarh-Manali highway was badly damaged in the landslide that occurred near Aut in Mandi district on Friday night. It was repaired temporarily.

“Work is on to clear the debris on the Pathankot-Chamba and removal of the truck on the National Highway 5. They are likely to be reopened late in the evening,” an official told IANS here.

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–IANS

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