"Vehicular movement was resumed after 32 hours on the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway (NH-3), which was blocked since Friday due to a landslide", said Ashish Sharma, ASP, Mandi district.
Earlier several vehicles were stranded and traffic was diverted to the Kataula route due to the landslide. The district administration had deployed the forest and NHAI team at the spot.
The Chandigarh-Manali National Highway, Himachal, was blocked for traffic between Mandi and Kullu at 7 Mile near Pandoh in Mandi district following a massive landslide on August 26. A large number of vehicles were stuck on both sides of the road. The National Highway Authority of India pressed its men and machinery to clear the highway for traffic.
For the past few days, Mandi district has been witnessing heavy rain, which is resulting in landslides on the Chandigarh-Manali highway.
Due to the ongoing construction work of Kiratpur-Manali four-lane, the Chandigarh-Manali highway between Mandi and Kullu has become prone to landslides.