Sangla valley cut off

Sangla, one of the world’s most beautiful valleys situated in the tribal district of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, is still cut off from the rest of the world. The only road connecting it through Rampur-Karcham was washed away around 10 weeks ago during floods in Baspa rivulet, a tributary of the Sutlej. The floods were followed by landslides triggered by heavy rain. Thousands of people living in the valley and the adjoining areas of Rakcham and Chitkul are facing hardships in transporting essential commodities to the valley.

Officials of the PWD and the JPAL were working day and night to reconstruct the road, said Mr Murari Lal, deputy general manager of the JPAL. They hoped to complete the work in the next three weeks, he added.


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