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Shimla-Chandigarh NH near Solan to remain closed for maintenance

The Fact News Service
Shimla, September 12

The Chakki Mor near Solan on the Shimla-Chandigarh National Highway will remain closed for maintenance, said an official statement on Tuesday. The Chakki Mor will remain closed from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Earlier on Friday, National Highway-5 was blocked due to a heavy landslide near Nigulsari in the Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.A part of the highway was damaged due to the landslide.

It is worth mentioning that incense rains in Himachal Pradesh have led to multiple landslides and cloudbursts in several places.

According to the officials, in rain-related incidents in this year’s monsoon so far, 400 people has lost their lives and over 13,000 houses have been damaged.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu on Monday said that the state government would provide rented accommodation to the affected living in the relief camps and the state government would pay the rent for these accommodations.

“Provision would be made to rent two and three-room sets. Instructions have been issued to all the Deputy Commissioners in this regard,” CM said.

During the meeting, Sukhu said that Rs 10 crore would be released for maintenance and repair of roads damaged due to heavy rains in Shimla. He directed to complete the works of damaged roads and retaining walls etc. in Shimla on priority.

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