India  

Watch: Over 300 tourists stranded near Atal Tunnel after snowfall; rescued

Video Credit: HT Digital Content - Duration: 01:25s - Published
Watch: Over 300 tourists stranded near Atal Tunnel after snowfall; rescued

Watch: Over 300 tourists stranded near Atal Tunnel after snowfall; rescued

The Himachal Pradesh Police has rescued over 300 tourists stranded near the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang after fresh snowfall.

Tourists were stranded between South Portal of Atal Tunnel and Solang Nalla in Manali.

The Lahaul-Spiti Police in coordination with the Kullu Police sent vehicles through the tunnel in the evening.

Around 70 vehicles, including a 48-seater bus, a 24-seater police bus and one police quick reaction team (QRT), were deployed for their rescue.

All stranded tourists were rescued from Dhundhi and South Portal of the tunnel till 12.33 am and were taken to safer places in Manali.

As per forecast by the Meteorological Department, snowfall around the tunnel is expected in the coming days.

The world's longest tunnel at an altitude of 10,040 feet, Atal Tunnel has become a tourist destination since it was made open to public in October 2020.

Watch the full video for more.


You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Himachal Pradesh Police Himachal Pradesh Police Indian state police force

Himachal Pradesh Cops destroy over 1200 opium plants cultivated in Kalidhar area| Oneindia News [Video]

Himachal Pradesh Cops destroy over 1200 opium plants cultivated in Kalidhar area| Oneindia News

Himachal Pradesh Police has destroyed over 1200 plants illegally cultivated in Kalidhar area. Police have also arrested one person in this regard. A case has been registered in the matter under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. #HimachalPradesh #Opium #OpiumPlants

Credit: Oneindia    Duration: 01:25Published

Manali, Himachal Pradesh Manali, Himachal Pradesh Town in Himachal Pradesh, India

Rain in Shimla bring cheers to tourists [Video]

Rain in Shimla bring cheers to tourists

Cold conditions had returned with fresh spell of rain and snow in North hill state of Himachal Pradesh. Different regions including Lahaul-Spiti, Kullu and Shimla received heavy to moderate rain and snow in higher reaches of the state. "Different parts of the state had received heavy to moderate rain and snowfall in higher reaches of the state. The Lahaul-Spiti and parts of Kullu district had received light to moderate fresh snowfall and other parts of state had received rain. Manali had also recorded 30 mm rain during past 24 hours. The forecast would remain same for next two days. Heavy rainfall warning had already been issued for other districts.The temperature would go down by 4 to 6 degree celsius in the region. The sky would get clear by March 24," IMD Director Manmohan Singh said. Nisha, a tourist from, Delhi said that Delhi is experiencing terrible heat and here it's feeling like one will get freezed; yesterday it was normal weather here but it's been raining from morning today. "I have come here with my family for 2-3 vacations and it's been getting tough for us to wander in the rain so we have to plan accordingly," said Mohan, who came to Shimla on vacation.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 02:50Published
Cast of 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' lands in Mumbai after Manali shoot [Video]

Cast of 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' lands in Mumbai after Manali shoot

Actress Janhvi Kapoor was seen at Maddock Films Office in Khar. Janhvi looked stunning as she donned a dark blue long dress. Janhvi's upcoming movie 'Roohi' will hit the big screens on March 11. Actor and Producer, Kashmera Shah was snapped by shutterbugs at Andheri's Laxmi Industrial. Shah was last seen during her short stint in Bigg Boss 14. Aparshakti Khurana was spotted at Mumbai Airport. Aparshakti's airport look was oversized and comfy. Cast of 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' landed in Mumbai after their Manali shoot. Kiara Advani and Kartik Aaryan were snapped by paparazzi at the airport. Apart from 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2', Kiara will be also seen in 'Shershaah' opposite Sidharth Malhotra. Kartik Aaryan grasped the public attention as fans rushed to get clicked with him. Though 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2' is the much awaited movie, but Kartik has various other projects lined up which include 'Dostana 2', 'Dhamaka', 'Luka Chuppi 2'.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 02:38Published

India Meteorological Department

IMD predicts 'normal' monsoon rainfall, farm sector and overall economy to get major boost with good rainfall

Bringing good news for India’s overall economy, the country’s national weather forecaster, India Meteorological Department (IMD), on Friday predicted overall..
IndiaTimes
Temperature to increase by 3 degrees in next three days, predicts IMD [Video]

Temperature to increase by 3 degrees in next three days, predicts IMD

As temperature is soaring, heat waves have gripped several states in the northern India. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that heat wave conditions will further intensify in Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan. The temperature maximum temperature recorded in Delhi was 34 degree Celsius. People are facing difficulties due to extreme hot temperature. Speaking to ANI, the scientist (DGM) in Delhi's India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr Kuldeep Srivastava said, "For next three days, temperature will increase by 3 degrees and will reach around 37 degree Celsius by April 04".

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:43Published
Rajasthan's Churu reels under 43 degree Celsius [Video]

Rajasthan's Churu reels under 43 degree Celsius

Parts of Rajasthan are reeling under severe heat waves as the temperature in Churu touched 43 degree Celsius. India Meteorological Department had predicted "Dust raising strong surface winds" over Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh during March 30 - April 01.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:08Published

Related news from verified sources

Over 300 tourists stranded near Atal Tunnel rescued

Over 300 tourists stranded at the south portal of Atal Tunnel following fresh snowfall were rescued...
IndiaTimes - Published


Related videos from verified sources

Hundreds of tourists rescued in northern India as heavy snow halts travel [Video]

Hundreds of tourists rescued in northern India as heavy snow halts travel

Over 300 tourists were rescued after they became stranded in heavy snow and ice near the Atal Tunnel is Himachal Pradesh, India.

Credit: Newsflare STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published
Watch: 82 stranded tourist vehicles evacuated near Atal Tunnel in Himachal [Video]

Watch: 82 stranded tourist vehicles evacuated near Atal Tunnel in Himachal

82 stranded tourist vehicles were evacuated in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu on January 03. Vehicles were stranded due to havey snowfall in south portal area of Atal Tunnel near Dhundhi. Raman Gharsangi,..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 01:58Published
82 stranded tourist vehicles in Kullu evacuated [Video]

82 stranded tourist vehicles in Kullu evacuated

Kullu district police evacuated a total of 82 stranded tourist vehicles from South Portal area of Atal Tunnel on January 03. Heavy snowfall trapped the vehicles, throwing lives out of gear. On January..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:03Published