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Shimla: Landslide leads to disruption in traffic movement on Kalka-Solan four lane


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Shimla: Four lane between Kalka and Solan were disrupted due to a landslide this morning, the state Disaster Management Authority said on Wednesday.

A landslide incident that occurred at Koti on NH-05, the Shimla to Kalka road, leading to a complete blockage of the highway.

The landslide, which took place earlier on Wednesday, has disrupted traffic and left commuters stranded.

Authorities have advised motorists to avoid NH-05 until further notice due to the ongoing clearance operations.

The recommended alternate route for vehicles during this period is via Jangeshu and Dharampur.

Emergency response teams are actively engaged in efforts to clear the debris and restore normal traffic flow.

However, due to the severity of the landslide, it is anticipated that the clearance process might take some time.

As a precautionary measure, travellers planning to use NH-05 are urged to stay updated with official announcements and consider using the alternative route to minimise inconvenience.

Meanwhile, the State police have notified the public of an alternative route for the time being.

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