Trains suspended on Kalka-Shimla line
Chandigarh-Manali National Highway to remain closed for 2 days
It is reported that all trains on the Kalka-Shimla heritage railway track have been
suspended till August 6.
This move comes in the wake of landslides and bad road conditions due to incessant rainfall.
Reports also add that
After a week of
heavy rainfall in Himachal and Haryana
, rail and road routes have been damaged.
Officials added that due to heavy damage at more than
100 locations between Kalka and Solan
repairs are taking more time.
Landslides have been reported from two places,
Koti and Solan,
where trees have
blocked roads between Solan to Dharampur.
Plus, there are some other places in between where rail tracks have been damaged, due to which it has been decided
that the movement of trains will be suspended for the next 3 weeks.
The track will be inspected,
After 21 days on August 6, before giving a green signal to the trains.
Currently, the plan that is in place is to
run a local train between Shimla and Solan.
Because of bad weather, Chandigarh-Manali National Highway will also remain closed between Mandi Pandoh for two days
So, if you are heading out, make sure you check the weather and route too.