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Tuesday, December 05 2023

Landslide shuts down Chandigarh-Shimla Highway again

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Shimla: The primary road connecting Chandigarh and Shimla, a crucial route for the Himachal Pradesh capital and the higher regions of the state, had to be shut down once more due to a significant landslide that occurred in the Solan district on Friday morning, according to authorities.

The newly laid highway has been closed near Chakki ka Mod, the sinking zone that kept the highway shut for nearly a week.

The highway was reopened for traffic on Tuesday.

Authorities have deployed men and machinery to make the highway motorable.

Experts blame unscientific road construction for the frequent landsides on the highway at several points between Parwanoo and Solan towns.

Last week, a 40 metre-long road was completely washed away near Chakki ka Mod.

The police directed commuters to use alternative roads like Parwanoo-Jangeshu-Kala Amb-Nahan-Kumarhatti or Baddi-Nalagarh-Ramshehar-Kunihar to travel towards Shimla from Chandigarh.

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