MANDI: The Chandigarh-Manali national highway was blocked following a landslide near Hanogi temple in Mandi on Sunday. More than five hundred vehicles remained stuck at both sides of the landslide for about seven hours.
According to a PWD official, the landslide was triggered by heavy rainfall on Saturday night and highway was opened for traffic at around 9 am on Sunday morning. The landslide had trapped around fifteen hundred tourists without food and accommodation. It’s raining frequently in Mandi and Kullu for a week and landslides have made it difficult to drive on the highway.