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Himachal Pradesh: Landslide blocks Kalka-Shimla heritage track | Shimla News


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SHIMLA: Heavy rainfall leads to mudslide at Patta Morh near Kumrhatti in Solan district on Thursday morning, blocking Kalka-Shimla Unesco’s World Heritage Track in a few hours.
Passengers in the toy train had to narrowly escape due to the landslide that dropped heavy rocks on the tracks and the driver took timely respite measures to avoid the train’s collision. with debris.
Until report tracking is blocked and work is underway to reopen.
According to sources, the landslide happened around 9:30 am and when the training toy left after leaving Dharampur station While moving towards Kumarhatti, a sudden landslide occurred at Patta Morh and large rocks, uprooted trees and debris fell on the railway line and the driver of the engine took a sudden break. to stop the train. Upon receiving the information, the railway team was on the spot and began work to remove debris on the tracks.
The incessant rainfall leads to landslides in different parts of the state during the monsoon season. In the town of Shimla, a landslide occurred at Bangala Colony, Tutu, in which a retaining wall fell because a house was in danger. The family that was inside the home was safely evacuated. In Sirmaur district, landslides at Bohrad blocked the Paonta-Shillai-Gumma highway for several hours in the morning and traffic was restored around 10:30am.
The Meteorological Center of India, Shimla, has warned of more rainfall in the coming days by saying that under the influence of additional tropical disturbances and monsoon, light to moderate rain is very likely to continue. in the low and medium hilly districts of the State in the coming 4-5 days. day.
A high possibility of light to moderate rainfall in the upper hills, specifically parts of Lahual-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba districts has been warned for the next 4-5 days. There is a possibility of heavy rain in the districts of Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan Sirmaur, Una, Hamirpur, Bilaspur, for the next 3 to 4 days.
It is also warned that there is a high probability of landslides along State and National Highways in addition to increased runoff in seasonal nullah channels and other channels leading to flash flooding. High probability of landslides and flash floods in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba districts. Cloud outbreaks in vulnerable counties including Kullu, Shimla, Kinnaur, Lauhal- Spiti and surrounding areas have also been alerted.

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