Landslide near Kandaghat

Tribune News Service

Solan, November 24

Traffic was put on hold at Dedgrat on the Solan-Kandaghat stretch of the National Highway-5 this afternoon as a sizeable chunk of debris fell on the highway from the hill around 3:35 pm.

Since the highway is being four-laned, works like the excavation of the hill have made the surface vulnerable to landslides. “A huge mound of debris flowed on the road which was cleared within less than half an hour. Being dry weather, a major part of the debris which flowed down was dry earth,” informed an official.

A private company engaged in four-laning the highway has stationed staff to deal with such eventualities. The traffic was restored within less than half an hour. As it is a busy highway, the suspension of traffic even for a few minutes causes big blockades as vehicles line up on both sides.

Traffic was already put on hold on both sides of the road minutes before the landslide and this averted any mishap.

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