Heavy rain triggers landslide on Dhalli, Tuttikandi Road in Shimla

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The Hush Post: Due to incessant rains in the past 12 hours on the Shimla-Kalka highway, there was a massive landslide on Tuesday on the road connecting Dhalli to Tuttikandi in Shimla.

Shimla was lashed by heavy rain, which resulted in flooding of rivulets, small nullahs near Shanan close to Dhalli. The debris that flowed out with water blocked the road.landslide

Police diverted the traffic via Dhalli and Sanjauli. However, trucks carrying apple cartons were stranded on the bypass for more than 12 hours.

Heavily loaded vehicles are prohibited from plying on the circular road.

“It has been 11 hours and we are stuck here,” said Gharsi Ram, a truck driver from Haryana, who had loaded a truck of apples from Theog for Delhi last evening as per a report.

“The road was opened for light motor vehicles. However, we are not allowing trucks to move forward as it will result in traffic jam,” said SP Omapati Jamwal.

Shimla town received 31.6 mm of rain during the last 12 hours, while Dharamshala received 32.3 mm of rain.

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