Shimla, Jan 11 : Deputy Commissioner Shimla Amit Kashyap on Saturday said all roads in Shimla Urban area were open for vehicular traffic and buses were plying except on the Victory tunnel to Lakkar Bazar stretch.
Snow clearing operations were going on a war-footing on the Shimla-Theog road and sand was being spread to make it road worthy. Shimla-Chail, Shimla Rampur road via Narkanda was blocked and adequate machinery has been deployed by the district administration to restore traffic. Amit Kashyap said snow clearing operations were going on in full swing on the Chopal-Shimla, Khadapathar road and sand was being spread to avoid skidding of vehicles. Khadrala, Sungri and Hatu road were blocked due to the snow.
The Deputy Commissioner said HRTC buses were not plying in Upper Shimla areas and were being diverted via Dhami. He said there was no need for panic as supply of essential commodities was available in far-flung Dodra Kwar sub division which was snow bound. Mr Kashyap said the District Administration was ready to meet any eventuality and can be contacted at Helpline number 1077 and 0177 2800880, 280081, 280082, 280083. (UNI)