Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Rohtang pass will remain closed on Wednesday

Himachal Vacation Travel News
MANALI: Rohtang highway has been closed for the vehicular movement on Wednesday.
As the tourists were crossing 300 meter sinking zone near Rahni Nullah to reach Rohtang pass without knowing the dangers associated with landslides, the highway was inviting a big tragedy. Tuesday is the ‘no traffic day’ on the highway but Border Roads Organization has demanded one more day for the proper maintenance of the landslide prone stretch to minimize the dangers to life. For this, organization officials had a meeting with district administration on Tuesday. Knowing the importance of quick action, they were granted one more day.
A dozer clears debris at sinking zone near Rahni Nullah below Rohtang pass
“Manali-Rohtang highway would remain closed for all vehicles on Wednesday,” organization officer commandant major Praveen Yerunkar told Himachal Vacation, adding that taking the advantage of zero traffic on highway, they would try to stop the flowing debris with every possible ways.
Manali SDM Balbir Thakur said the frequent landslides on the highway were posing threats to the travellers and a quick action was urgent. He adds, “We have requested all hoteliers, taxi operators, tourists and other travellers not to drive on Rohtang highway on Wednesday and co-operate the administration.

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