Imagine the scenario:
You're stuck at a bus stop waiting for your bus to arrive and suddenly you get to know that local buses aren't runny for the day since the Prime Minister is paying a visit to that particular state.
Now what would you do? You can't go back to where you came from since it's way too far and you can't move ahead since there's no affordable mode transport and you're on a tight budget so getting a cab is not on the list.
Think think and till the time you do so, I'd share what I did.
I was in Shangarh when I decided I wanted to go to Bir. Since PM Modi was to visit Himachal that day (in Mandi), a bus from Shangarh village was taking the locals for rally. I hopped on to the bus and managed to reach Mandi.
Now things were starting to get tricky. I got to know that all the bus services had put on halt for the day and taxis were charging A LOT.
That's when I decided to HITCHHIKE. Tried my luck but no vehicle that stopped was going towards Bir. But I didn't give up. Finally a truck stopped and to my luck, the Bhaiya was going to Palampur (little before Bir). As I jumped on the truck, we started to talk and he agreed to drop me at Bir even though he wasn't supposed to go there.