Shimla (Himachal Pradesh): Various areas in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla have been identified as sinking zones. Shimla Municipal Corporation has taken up the matter with the state geologist department which has taken cognizance of the matter. A report will be prepared after which Municipal Corporation will take remedial measures. One of the reasons cited for such situation is accumulation of debris during constriction.
Another reason might be lack of proper drainage in the area. Pankaj Rai, Commissioner, Shimla Municipal Corporation said, “We have already identified sinking zones in Shimla. In the last rains, area surrounding the Ridge has sunk. Other areas surrounding the region have also sunk. We are taking up the matter with state geologist department. After taking cognizance of the report we will take remedial measures.”