Thursday, 16 June 2011

Manali-Leh highway restored, danger continues

Himachal Vacation Travel News
MANALI: Manali-Leh highway was restored for vehicular movement on Thursday morning (10 AM) but the frequent landslides are still posing threats to the travellers.

Landslides on highway between Manali and Rohtang

The road stretch between Marhi and Rahni Nullah has been sinking for past 10 months. All efforts to stop the landslides have yielded no results. Even then more than ten thousand tourists are driving on the highway putting their lives on danger. According to the general reserve engineering force (GREF) officials, they have widened the highway as much as possible but they were unable to find the permanent solution to stop the landslides. An official said a team of experts and engineers was going to visit the highway soon and they were confident that the team would find out a permanent solution for their most annoying problem.
The district administration is worried about any untoward incident here. Even then the movement of tourists cannot be stopped on the highway as it would adversely affect the tourism. All the departments have remained mute spectators.

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