The Newz Radar
The Chowari-Jot road in Bhatiyat subdivision of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh has been closed for traffic due to a landslide at Kut.
The information was shared by Bhatiyat Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) on Facebook. The landslide was triggered by incessant rainfall in the region since Sunday (September 17, 2023) evening.
The SDM said the Public Works Department had pressed into service heavy machinery to clear the road for traffic.
Meanwhile, the 52-km road between Chowari and Chamba via Jot, considered to be significant from the tourism point of view, is in a state of neglect.
The government is spending over Rs 15 crore on the widening of the 28-km stretch of the road from Chamba to Gate and from Gate to Khajjiar. The work is in progress but neglecting the 24-km stretch from Chowari to Jot has led to resentment among residents of neighbouring Bhatiyat.