On Friday, the inaccessible area of Sirmaur, the lifeline was closed due to the fallen mountain on the Paonta-Shilai National Highway. The mountain which fell on the road near Badwas has actually fallen on the farmers and gardeners too. Farmers will now have to transport cash crops to the mandis at double the price.
Land sliding on the highway in Paonta, many panchayats of Shillai lost contact with Paonta – nh 707 landslide.
Due to heavy land sliding on Paonta-Shilai-Gumma NH 707 on Friday morning, dozens of panchayats of Shillai area of Giripar lost contact with Paonta Sahib. Let us tell that when people were coming towards Paonta Sahib in the morning, the ground started sloping under the National Highway near Badwas.
Witnesses say that while he was making a video of the ground beneath the H-707, in the meantime the upper part of the road also started to slip. Soon the whole dune got buried in the ditch. Due to which there was panic in the area and people started running to save their lives. Eyewitnesses said that the NH was badly damaged. It is feared that it may take several days to fix it.
On Friday, the inaccessible area of the district Sirmaur, the lifeline was closed due to the fallen mountain on the Paonta-Shilai National Highway. The mountain which fell on the road near Badwas has actually fallen on the farmers and gardeners too. Farmers of the area will now have to transport their cash crops to the mandis at double the price after they were damaged by the landslide. Because these days cash crops like tomato, cabbage, French bean, capsicum are being grown in Shillai assembly constituency.
Farmers send these crops to Dehradun, Yamunanagar, Ladlu, Hisar and Delhi via Paonta Sahib. The transporters of the area will have to travel an additional 15 km due to the damage of 150 meters of the road due to landslides. After that he will come again on NH 707 and proceed towards his destination. Be aware that the Shillai assembly constituency of district Sirmaur is inaccessible and backward as well as farmers and gardeners are more in this area and some people here also do compulsion in outer districts and outside states. Due to the closure of the road, where the movement of people will be affected.
At the same time, they will also have to pay an additional bus fare of 15 km. The alternative route suggested by the district administration in Shillai assembly constituency is very tight and there may be a risk of landslides in that alternate route also. Use the alternative route from National Highway 707 Paonta to Hatkoti : Ramkumar Gautam Udhar National Highway 707 from Paonta Sahib to Shillai-Hatkoti has been closed for traffic. Deputy Commissioner Ram Kumar Gautam said that to go from Sataun to Kamrau and Shillai-Hatkoti, one can use the alternate road route from Paonta Sahib to Kafota-Via Jakhna Jong-Kilour. Deputy Commissioner Sirmaur said that there was no loss of life or property in this landslide.
The mountain of disaster broken on NH 707 in Sirmaur, now farmers will reach the crop market by paying extra.
He took stock of the situation by interacting with the officials of Paonta Sahib and Shillai through video conferencing and issued orders to the police department to put up barricades 200-200 meters before the site of the landslide, so that any untoward incident could be prevented. Can go Apart from this, orders have been issued to put up warning boards on the road leading to Shillai from Paonta Sahib main road to alert the people. The Deputy Commissioner issued orders to the company engaged in the construction of this National Highway to prepare this road in the next three to four days.
Apart from this, the Sub-Divisional Officer Paonta Sahib and Sub-Divisional Officer Shillai were ordered to find possible accident sites on this National Highway and to deploy people on behalf of the company in those accident sites, so that he could alert the people walking on the road about landslides and To prevent the possibility of any accident. He directed the police department to deploy police force on the alternate route so that there is no jam on this road. The officers have been instructed to fix the electricity and water system at the earliest.
Loss of five crores in the last four days.
In the district Sirmaur, due to the rains for the last 4 days, the Public Works Department, National Highway and Irrigation and Public Health Department have suffered a loss of about 10 crores. The National Highway has suffered the most in this, in the last 4 days the National Highway has suffered a loss of around 5 crores. It is worth mentioning that the entire mountain has collapsed several times before the highway was marshy land in and around Kamrau and Barwas. As soon as minor cracks started appearing in the mountain, people stopped their vehicles, vehicles were stopped on both sides to avoid landslides. Due to which there was no damage to life or property.
Even now, the sequence of light landslides and stone falling from the mountain is going on. The NH has been badly damaged due to continuous stone-falling landslides on the National Highway Nahan Sarahan Kumarhatti. On the same Paonta Sahib Shillai National Highway, the highway damage is being damaged due to falling debris and stones at various places. Due to the construction work on Pavta Shillai Hatkoti National Highway, where new cutting has taken place, a lot of debris is coming on the road from the mountain. Due to which the drivers are facing problems in driving the vehicle, as well as there is a constant risk of accidents due to the debris falling from the mountain all the time.
Due to incessant rains in district Sirmaur, the water level of Yamuna river and Giri river has increased significantly. Yamuna is about to approach the danger mark. Along with this, the gates of Jaton Dam near Shri Renuka ji were also opened for some time, because the water in the dam had reached above the danger mark. The district administration has urged the local people and tourists to stay away from the river drains