Shimla: About 375 km long Hindustan Tibet highway(22) that links the state with last bordering post Kurick at Indo-Sino was partly opened up for vehicular traffic after being cut off for last four days, senior official of government said here today. Deputy Commissioner Shimla J. S. Rana told Himvani that snow was removed from Wildflower hall, Kufri, Theog and Narkanda and NH22 was thrown open for light vehicles last evening, while heavy vehicles were being allowed on it today and were plying smoothly. Moreover, it was still snowbound beyond Rampur, as snow is still mounted on the road at Kawari cutting off Kinnuar district from the rest of nation.
Meanwhile, state highway Theog-Chopal, Theog-Jubbal-Kotkhai-Rohru have been also opened after clearing snow from the road. Buses were plying normally on both the roads today after remaining cut off due to snowfall on last Friday. The traffic had to divert via Dhami-Basantpur to Rampur as NH-22 was snowbound at Mashobra also.