District Administration Shimla has today declared National Highway 205 link Shimla with Mandi unfit for vehicular traffic and directed the police to divert vehicular traffic through alternate routes.
In a notification issued here today Deputy Commissioner Aditya Negi that Sub Divisional Magistrate, Shimla ( Rural ) has informed that step has been taken after heavy rainfall in the district Shimla, the Bailey Bridge constructed on National Highway No.205 ( Mandi – Shimla ) near Ghandal has been badly damaged. SDM Shimla (Rural) along with officers of National Highway, HPPWD, and the Police Department have visited the spot and observed that there is a danger to plying any vehicle on the Bailey Bridge.
For the safety of the public and has proposed an alternative traffic plan for the above-said portion of the National Highway between Galog to Ghanahatti on an alternative one-way traffic route. Heavy Vehicles leading towards Shimla would run from – Galog ( NH – 205 ) – Dhami – Bagipul – Dev Nagar – Ghanahatti ( NH – 205 ) . and Light Vehicles ( LMV ): – Bangora – Bangora Gali ( NH – 205 ) – Uperli Jhakhri – Sedan Shakrah – Pakki Bawri ( NH – 205 ) – Ghanahatti ( NH – 205 )s
The Heavy Vehicles ( HMV ) from Shimla would run on Ghanahatti ( NH – 205 ) – Kanda – Panesh – Rugra – Kohbag Rangol – Shalaghat – Galog ( NH – 205 ) and Light Vehicles (LMV):- Ghanahatti (NH-205)-Haridevi-Nalhatti-Kalihatti-Bangora (NH-205). However, the diverted traffic plan will depend upon the conditions of above said roads. The police would deploy traffic personnel to ensure the smooth flow of traffic.