Landslide near Pooh, communication between Kinnuar & Lahaul Spiti snapped apart

The Road communications remained paralyzed in the state following landslides, caving in and rolling down boulders after the recent heavy rainfall in the state. A report coming here from Kinnuar said that a major landslide occurred at Pooh in Kinnuar district breaking down the communication between Lahaul Spiti and Kinnuar district as the latter is already cut off from the rest of the world due to caving in and landslides on NH-5 Near Nigulsari between Shimla and Kinnuar district since September 8 onward.

According to a confirmed report, a landslide hit another section of NH-5 snapping the vital line between Spiti Valley and Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh, this morning.  
Road communication between Kinnaur and Lahaul-Spiti also snapped as a major landslide hit National Highway no 5 at Shyso Khud close to Nesung village in Pooh Subdivision this morning.

SP Kinnaur Vivek Chahel informed us that vehicular traffic also remained closed between Spiti to Kinnaur since this morning. The border of Kinnuar district is already isolated as Vehicular traffic is already cut off between Rampurbushair of Shimla district and Recong-peo of Kinnuar. On September 8 a landslide and caving in a 300-meter portion of Hindustan Tibet NH-5 at Nigulasri completely shut down the road communication between Kinnaur and and Shimla. Now  Kinnaur district remained completely off for the next 24 hours till the clearing of the landslide.

Earlier on September 8th, a massive landslide at Nigulsari in Kinnaur had already severed access to the district through NH 3. In response, traffic had been rerouted through NH 505, passing through Kaza, Kunzum pass, Koksar, and Manali.

District Administration officials have confirmed the commencement of restoration work at Shyaso Khud. They anticipate that the road connection will be restored by tomorrow morning.

It’s important to note that vehicular traffic had already been halted between Rampur and Recong-Peo due to a significant landslide at Nigulasari on September 8th. The District Administration had directed vehicular traffic via Kaza through NH-505. However, the latest landslides at Nesang are expected to disrupt transport communication between Kaza and Recong-Peo until tomorrow. The spokesperson for the district administration has expressed hope that the highway will be cleared by tomorrow.

Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh finds itself entirely isolated from the outside world due to a landslide that occurred near the Pooh area of the district. This incident has severed the tribal district’s vital link to the Spiti Valley, which served as their lifeline for the past four days.

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