With the cloud burst washing away vital portions of the Manali-Rohtang Highway disrupting the vehicular traffic, Yol based Rising Star Corps and Border Road Task Force (BRO) have resorted the damaged highway in a record time of 24 hours on war-footing and made it trafficable.
“Yol based Rising Star Corps and BRO, Manali mobilised their resources on a war footing to restore the damaged Manali-Rohtang Highway (NH-21) in a record time of 24 hours, Public Relation Officer (PRO), Defence, Col R K Palta said today. The highway has since been opened for movement of heavy traffic, he said. A cloud burst near Seri Nala on the night of August 5 had caused a flash flood in the river and washed away the road on NH-21 in village Palchan thereby disrupting the traffic, he said.
Flood water containing huge boulders and tree trunks also damaged bailey bridges, army barracks, retaining boundary walls, water supply points and approach road at Palchan. The Rising Star and BRO officials visited the site this morning and assessed the damage to decide the further course of action, he said.
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