Traffic diverted as Ramshehar-Kunihar-Shimla road caves in

Ambika Sharma

Tribune News Service

Solan, September 4

Vehicular traffic was diverted through link roads after the Ramshehar-Kunihar-Sayri-Shimla road caved in at Sayri in Kandaghat sub-division on Friday evening following the excavation undertaken at its base.

Incessant rain in the area trigerred the incident as a sizebale portion of the road eroded and cracks appeared on its surface.

Buses plying on the road have been diverted through the Paoghati-Shal Chanog-Mamligh route while smaller vehicles have been directed to take other link roads.

Commuters from as far as Nalagarh sub-division use this route to reach Shimla besides those from Arki in Solan district. It is also used by students to reach their educational institutes.

Only a narrow strip of the road remained intact while its major portion eroded soon after a heavy shower.

Kandaghat SDM Vikas Sood said vehicular traffic had been diverted through the link roads and there was no traffic disruption.

He said the naib tehsildar would visit the spot to take stock of the situation and the staff of the Public Works Department had been directed to ensure speedy restoration of the road.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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