Two years ago, the state administration decided to take several measures to prevent landslides and allotted Rs 3.5 crore for the same. But with the work failing to take of, local villagers have been demanding they should be shifted to a new location.
A minibus and a car plying on the road were hit with massive boulders and debris, which came tumbling down a hillock at Kulligad at 10.45 am, Senior Superintendent of Police Rajinder Kumar Gupta told PTI.
The Solan district administration said 102 roads have been damaged in the district due to landslides triggered by heavy rain. In Solan district alone, eight persons, including a boy studying in the seventh standard in Parwanoo, died.
In view of frequent landslides and Sunday's incident, traffic has been diverted via IIT Kamand. The Mandi district administration has closed the Mandi–Aut section of Chandigarh- Manali road and advised commuters to take the Mandi–Kullu Road via Kotla.