Dalhousie: Roads damaged, Rs 38 cr loss suffered

Dalhousie: Roads damaged, Rs 38 cr loss suffered

The road network in the district has recorded an estimated loss of around Rs 38 crore due to landslides and soil erosion.

Dalhousie, July 21

The road network in the district has recorded an estimated loss of around Rs 38 crore due to landslides and soil erosion.

Diwakar Pathania, Superintending Engineer, HPPWD, Dalhousie Circle, said 37 roads had been blocked due to landslides in various parts of the district, disrupting the traffic movement.

He said the heavy machinery, including JCBs, Poclains and excavators along with the workforce, had been deployed to remove debris and boulders from the road. As many as 32 roads would be opened soon.

Executive Engineer, PWD, Chamba Division, Jeet Singh Thakur also maintained that 12 roads in the surrounding areas of the town had been opened to traffic. — OC

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