Watch: NH 707 closed after 100-metre stretch of road caves in due to heavy landslide in Himachal's Sirmaur

Commuters going from Paonta Sahib to Shillai have been directed to follow Puruwala- Kilod- Jong- Kafota- Shillai route.

Ambika Sharma

Tribune News Service

Solan, July 30

The Paonta Sahib-Shillai national highway 707 was closed for vehicular traffic on Friday after about a 100 metre stretch of the road caved near kali Dhank Badwas following heavy downpour for the last 2 days in Sirmaur district.

Police sources said that a heavy landslide occurred on the highway where a group of villagers ran helter-skelter to save themselves.

Another 200 metre stretch of the road also caved in near Kachi Dhank near Rajban between Rajban and Sataun. The road has been facing incessant damage in the rains for the last several years, inconveniencing residents.

Commuters going from Paonta Sahib to Shillai have been directed to follow Puruwala- Kilod- Jong- Kafota- Shillai route.

Policemen have been posted at the entry of these roads from Paonta Sahib, Shillae, Rajban, Sataun, etc. to inform commuters about alternate routes informed DSP Paonta Sahib Bir Bahadur.

Those going to Shimla and Ronhat have been directed to use Puruwala- Kilod -Menas road.

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