Landslide affects traffic on Chandigarh-Shimla highway

Chandigarh Simla Landslide Traffic

Solan, October 3

Traffic on the Chandigarh-Shimla highway remained suspended for nearly three hours today following a major landslide near Chakki-Ka-Mor, about 10 km from Parwanoo. No loss of life was reported.

The incident occurred around 11 am at a point where the road-widening work was in progress. With a large number of trucks, buses and other vehicles stranded on either side, the police diverted the traffic via Bhojnagar-Kamli and Jangeshu-Kasauli roads. The commuters were inconvenienced with the detours being narrow and long queues of vehicles could be seen on these roads.

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Parwanoo DSP Parmod Chauhan said traffic was partially restored at 1:50 pm. The stretch between Parwanoo and Solan has become prone to landslides ever since work on the four-laning project began a year ago. It was the third major landslide in the recent past. In July, a Nangal resident was killed and three others injured when their vehicle was hit by boulders near the Barog bypass