Shimla-Kinnaur road restored for traffic

National highway was blocked after landslide near Jeori on Monday

Shimla-Kinnaur road restored for traffic

A vehicle from Kinnaur side crosses the NH near Jeori on Tuesday.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, September 7

The National Highway No. 5, which was blocked ahead of Jeori in Rampur subdivision of Shimla district yesterday morning after a landslide, was restored to traffic after almost 33 hours.

A large number of vehicles were stranded on the Kinnaur side and a traffic jam up to four or five kilometres was witnessed. The highway has been opened for one-way traffic from the Kinnaur side as a large numbers of vehicles were stranded in the absence of an alternative route. While commuters crossed the stretch on foot, vehicles would not be allowed to ply today night, as a precautionary measure, said Yadvendra Pal, SDM, Rampur.

“We will explore the possibility of an alternative road to Kinnaur because the district is cut off whenever a landslide occurs on this road, which is strategically important for the country,” said Shimla Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi.

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