Landslides close Himachal national highwaySeptember 6th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 6 (IANS) National Highway-22, which passes through Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district, was closed Tuesday due to massive landslides near the picturesque Kalpa town, police said.
Traffic was affected due to closure of the highway beyond Kalpa, some 275 km from here, Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar told IANS over the phone.
He said vehicles bound for Pooh and Chango in Kinnaur and Kaza in Lahaul and Spiti district have been stranded.
“The traffic is likely to be restored by Wednesday evening,” he added.
National Highway-22, earlier known as the Hindustan-Tibet road, ends at Kaurik, the last Indian village along the China border.
The idyllic and pastoral settings of Kinnaur have been drawing an increasing number of backpackers, especially foreigners.
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