Further investigation needed at seven sites, says report by panel on recent Shimla landslides

Updated: Sep 26 2023 6:43PM

Shimla, Sep 26 (PTI) The committee constituted to study the causes behind the landslides in Shimla city in July and August has suggested further investigations at seven sites by the Geological Survey of India or any other agency.

The absence of a proper drainage system, construction on totally unstable slopes covered with debris and heavy continuous rains resulted in the landslide and the possibility of slides in future cannot be ruled out, it said.

The preliminary report was prepared by the committee led by Principal Scientific Officer of Himachal Pradesh Council for Science Technology and Environment (HIMCOSTE) S S Randhawa.