Visitors restored on Chandigarh-Shimla freeway after landslide cleared

Nationwide Freeway 22 was blocked for the reason that landslide occurred at 9pm on Monday evening; NHAI engineers supervised the clearing of the location close to Kandaghat in Solan district the place cracks have developed on the highway

Visitors on the Chandigarh-Shimla nationwide freeway quantity 22 was restored on Tuesday afternoon after the landslide in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district on Monday evening was cleared.

“The visitors has been restored on the freeway. The landslide that occurred round 9pm on Monday was cleared round 2pm on Tuesday. Cracks have developed on the highway after the landslide at Kiari Bangla close to Kandaghat. The highway has sunk on the stretch ,” Shimla deputy commissioner Amit Kashyap stated.

Visitors to Shimla was earlier diverted by way of lateral roads connecting Shimla and Kandaghat through Sadhupul.

The police had suggested individuals to make use of alternate routes of Kufri-Kandaghat, Mehli-Kandaghat through Junga and Tutu to Kunihar to keep away from inconvenience. Equally, individuals coming from Rampur, Rohru, Kotkhai and Chopal have been requested to take the Chhaila to Solan route through Neripul and Giripul, they stated.

The provision of important commodities, together with milk, to the state capital of Shimla was delayed on Tuesday morning as automobiles have been diverted through Kunihar.

Cracks surface on the road stretch near Kandaghat, where four-laning of the highway is underway. (HT Photo)
Cracks floor on the highway stretch close to Kandaghat, the place four-laning of the freeway is underway. (HT Picture)


Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur, who additionally holds the general public works division, had directed the Nationwide Freeway Authority of India to hurry up restoration of visitors on the arterial route.

A high-level crew of engineers was on the spot to search out methods to revive the sinking stretch of the freeway.

NH-22 is a key freeway that connects Ferozepur in Punjab with Shipki La on the Indo-China border in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district.

The landslide had affected the motion of military automobiles.

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