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.