NH-5 will be on hold for next 75 hours, official says
Himachal Pradesh National Highway 5 will remain closed for the next 75 hours, the authority said on Saturday.
According to the ANI news agency, a landslide occurred on the NH5 due to heavy and continuous rains, which damaged the Urni Bridge in Chaura on Tuesday in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Officials informed that restoration work is underway.
“We have been continuing the restoration work since Tuesday evening. We opened the way to the march for people stranded in the area because their rocks had completely blocked the road.
Executive engineer of KL Suman of the National Highway Authority of India said he expected vehicle movement to be restored within the next 75 hours.
Last month, a massive landslide hit Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, where a 30-seat Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) bus, truck and four cars were among the vehicles that fell under the rubble. .
Twenty-eight people died in the incident and 13 were safely evacuated. Dogs, cows and goats were also killed in the incident.
This week, 22 link roads and 3 national highways were blocked in the state due to landslides / gusts / flash floods / heavy rains, according to the state of utilities report.
The authority said the NH-5 in Kinnaur District was closed due to damage to the Urni Bridge, NH-305 in Kullu District was closed due to heavy rains, and NH-003 in Lahaul Spiti has been closed due to fresh snowfall at Baralacha Pass. .
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