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Cracks appear in Panchkula- Shimla NH near Pinjore

September 25, 2018 02:33 PM

Punjab News Express
PANCHKULA: Commuters suffered on the panchkulashimla high way as a part of the road near amravati enclave at surajpur pinjore developed crack around 5pm on Monday.
Due to this, traffic was diverted and four lane stretc was converted into double lane. heavy traffic jam was witnessed during evening hours from chandimandir toll plaza towards pinjore.
Kalka SDM Ricka  Rathi said as the information was received a team of National Hightway authority of india (NHAI) was rushed to the spot for repair work.she said th reason behind the crack was not known and they wil take stock of the situation after the repair. According to the information the crack was up to 150 metre on the stretch.Heavy rain increased the water levele in Kaushalaya dam,which flows along the road.when the water level rose some tress along the road fell down. Following this the team was called for inspection which found the crack on the road as a portion of the road got caved in .
The traffic was not  resorted  properly till the filling of the report the team with the  help of JCB machine demolished a divider on the highway for a diversion cut to ease traffic flow. The road from kalaka to panchkula near lahore Ghati on NH 22 till surajpur has been blocked while the cut for traffic diversion had been made open at the Amravati Enclave gate.
Flood control rooms set up district block level in panchkula.
With unrelenting rain in city on Monday , the panchkula district administration  beefed up its plans to tackle flooding .sharing details of their preparedness deputy commissioner (DC) Mukhal kumar said arrangement are being done to ensure proper management with flood control rooms being set up at district and block level.

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