Shimla-Narkanda road blocked due to landslide

No casualty reported

Shimla-Narkanda road blocked due to landslide

Photo for representational purpose only.

Tribune News Service

Shimla, November 23

The Shimla – Narkanda National Highway-05 was blocked near Theog (Khachimod- Devimod temple) following a massive landslide but no casualty was reported.

There was no loss to property or vehicles as the slide occurred at midnight when no vehicle was crossing the stretch. The one-way traffic was restored around 3 pm. The traffic for light vehicles has been diverted via Sarion-Halai-Sandhu (Shimla side) and Sandhu-Jadeog-Devimor from Narkanda side while heavy vehicles have been diverted via Basantapur Kingal from Dhalli.

“We would ask the state geological department to examine the starta of vulnerable sites in the district so that steps could be taken to avoid slides in future”, said Deputy Commissioner Shimla, Aditya Negi. During the post monsoon season, 163 persons have lost their lives in accidents, drowning, falling and other allied reasons.

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