400 vehicles stuck in snow evacuated from South portal of Atal tunnel on Manali-Leh highway : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

400 vehicles stuck in snow evacuated from South portal of Atal tunnel on Manali-Leh highway

These vehicles were on their way to Manali from Lahaul side

400 vehicles stuck in snow evacuated from South portal of Atal tunnel on Manali-Leh highway

South Portal of Atal Tunnel during snowfall, at Rohtang near Manali. PTI Photo



Tribune News Service

Mandi, May 8

As many as 400 vehicles have been evacuated from the South portal of Atal tunnel on Manali-Leh highway toward Manali today evening, while rescue operation is underway to evacuate the remaining 100 vehicles safely out of the area to Manali. These vehicles were on their way to Manali from Lahaul side, when they got stuck near South portal of Atal tunnel because of fresh snowfall in the region.

The rescue operation is being led by DSP Manali KD Sharma in the area to evacuate all the stranded vehicles safely out of the area towards Manali.

Talking to The Tribune, Sharma said due to fresh snowfall near Atal tunnel, the highway has become slippery for the movement of vehicles in the region. As a result, around 500 vehicles got stuck at the South portal of tunnel today evening.

"We started a rescue operation to evacuate all stranded tourists out of the area, who got stuck in these vehicles. So far 400 vehicles have been evacuated safely out of the area to Manali, while rescue operation is underway to evacuate remaining 100 vehicles out of the area" he added.

The DSP said police team is on the job and soon all the stranded vehicles will be moved out safely toward Manali from the area.

About The Author

The Tribune News Service brings you the latest news, analysis and insights from the region, India and around the world. Follow the Tribune News Service for a wide-ranging coverage of events as they unfold, with perspective and clarity.

#Atal Tunnel #Lahaul and Spiti #Leh #Manali


Top News

Rahul Gandhi to be Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

Rahul Gandhi to be Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha

Decision taken at meeting of floor leaders of INDIA parties

Delhi High Court stays bail granted to Arvind Kejriwal in money-laundering case linked to 'excise scam'

Delhi High Court stays order granting bail to Arvind Kejriwal in money-laundering case

Delhi Vacation Judge Niyay Bindu had on June 20 ordered Kejr...

BJP hatching conspiracy with CBI officers to frame Kejriwal in fake case: AAP leader Sanjay Singh

BJP hatching conspiracy with CBI officers to frame Kejriwal in fake case: AAP leader Sanjay Singh

There was no immediate reaction to the allegation from the C...

Amritpal Singh fails to take oath as Khadoor Sahib MP

Amritpal Singh fails to take oath as Khadoor Sahib MP

12 other MPs-elect from Punjab administered oath in Parliame...


Cities

View All