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.

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