Most Shimla roads snow-bound, efforts on for restoration
Himachal Pradesh

Most Shimla roads snow-bound, efforts on for restoration

Agency News

Shimla, Jan 7 : Deputy Commissioner of Shimla Amit Kashyap on Tuesday said the DhalliKufri, Kufri-Chail and Shimla-Theog roads have been blocked due to snowfall and snow clearing operations are going on in full swing with adequate JCB machinery and PWD employees working in bone-chilling conditions to resume the normal vehicular traffic on main roads and link roads.

The Deputy Commissioner said Chopal-Shimla and Khadapathar roads are also blocked due to snow and the HRTC buses are not plying in snow-bound Upper Shimla areas.

Hill station Narkanda has recorded nine inches of snow, while Dodra Kwar sub-division was also cut off due to heavy snow. He said there was no dearth of essential commodities in the district, including the remote Dodra Kwar sub-division and electricity and drinking water supply was not disrupted in the district.

Kashyap said there was no need for any panic as the district administration was on high alert to meet any eventuality, arising due to the inclement weather. The District Disaster Management Cell had set up a Helpline number 1077 for any emergency and landline numbers 0177-2800880, 2800881, 28800882, 28800883 were available 24X7 for all, he added. (UNI)