Heavy rain in Himachal’s Manali kills one , road washed away


Shimla : Heavy rain in and around Manali has washed away stretches of the Manali-Rohtang pass road in Himachal Pradesh Saturday apart from washing away two bridges and killing one person , police said .

Hundreds of vehicles have been stranded on the busy 51 km long Manali-Rohtang pass road and it could take several days before the road and bridges are repaired by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) .

Reports said around 80 huts of the BRO workers have also been washed away  in the area .

Dhundi , 20 km from Manali expereinced a cloudburst washing away long stretches of the road , along with two bridges .

The flashfloods washed away a car killing one person , police said .

The estimated loss to infrastructure is around Rs 7 crore .

The BROs have started work reparing the road and installing the bailey bridges .