A massive landslide blocked the Chandigarh-Manali highway for vehicular movement near Pandoh in Mandi district on Wednesday. As per reports, a large number of people have been stranded in the area.
Sources said the Pandoh area was witnessing frequent landslides due to the ongoing construction work of the Kiratpur-Manali four-laning in the region. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has pressed into service its workforce and machinery in the area to clear the highway.
The police have diverted traffic of light vehicles via the Kataula road between Mandi and Kullu. However, heavy vehicles are stuck on both sides of the spot in the area as the alternative route between Mandi and Kullu via Kataula is narrow and steep. The authorities said efforts were on to clear the highway for traffic.