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2,000 tourists stranded in snow at Atal tunnel in Manali rescued

The tourists were thronging Kullu-Manali to celebrate the New Year. Their vehicles were stranded at both south and north portals of the Atal tunnel as also in Lahaul valley.

MANALI (Himachal Pradesh), Dec 31: Five hundred vehicles carrying 2,000 tourists stranded in the Atal tunnel in Manali following heavy snowfall were rescued on Friday after an 8-hour-long operation.

The police teams from Keylong and Manali conducted the rescue operation. The stranded tourists were provided food.

Tourists were thronging Kullu-Manali to celebrate the New Year. They were also heading to Kalpa, Kufri and Narkanda to see the whiteout. Chamba district and Pangi valley also received heavy snowfall.

Kothi, Khadrala, Udaipur, Kalpa, Pooh, Sangla, Gondola, Shillaro, Kukumseri received 3 to 15 cm of snow. Traffic was also disrupted in Shimla, Chamba, Kinnaur and Lahaul and Spiti.

The tourist vehicles were stranded at both south and north portals of the tunnel. The Manali-Atal tunnel-Keylong highway was covered by a thick layer of snow on Thursday and the road has been closed for all vehicles. Vehicles were stranded as the roads became slippery due to snowfall and the subsequent congestion.

On Thursday hundreds of vehicles carrying tourists had entered Lahaul valley from Manali through the tunnel but when the snowfall became heavy the roads were rendered difficult to negotiate and the vehicles were stranded, especially between the Dhundi nullah and the tunnel.

Keylong in tribal Lahaul and Spiti was the coldest place in Himachal with minus 6.3 deg C.

Atal Tunnel, named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, is a tunnel built under the Rohtang Pass on Leh-Manali Highway in Himachal Pradesh. The 9-km long tunnel was opened in 2020.

Himachal - Of hills, valleys and rivers

27 students injured in bus accident near Baramati in Maharashtra

MUMBAI: At least 27 students were injured when a private bus carrying them met with an accident near Baramati in Maharashtra on Saturday. The incident took place near Pahunewadi bridge on Baramati-Phaltan Road. The students were on a tour to Shirdi.


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