Shimla, Aug 24 : Chief Engineer, Public Works Department (South Zone) Lalit Bhushan on Saturday said that that out of 95 roads in the Chopal division, 82 have been opened for vehicular traffic and remaining 13 roads will be made operative in two or three days.
He visited Kupvi area of Chopal Assembly segment of Shimla district on Saturday to take stock of the situation arisen due to massive landslide and rains. The chief engineer said that initial damages of Rs 15 crore have been estimated to roads and bridges of Public Works department in Chopal Assembly constituency. Adequate men and machinery has been pressed into service in the area to open all the roads so that people do not face any inconvenience.
He inspected roads up to Fedaj with the officials and said that Sainj- Chopal to Nerwa-Fedaj road (70 Kms) is open for buses. He said that a portion near Nerwa Bazar is risky in rains and heavy damages have been caused at Ranabiar, four kilometers from Nerwa and that nallah channelization near Ranabiar was in progress to prevent more damage to houses.
He said that PWD was working round the clock for ensuring comfortable travelling to the people of the state. (UNI)