The swollen river damaged embankments near the bridge towards the Majri chowk, heightening the chances of erosion. A wall of stones was washed away with the heavy flow of water coming from the hills of Himachal.
Save Ghaggar, a team of Panchkula residents, has written a letter to the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to take steps to prevent damage to the bridge as stairs near it have come under water. The administration claimed they were closely monitoring the situation.
In Morni, overnight rainfall triggered landslides in Bhoodi village. A scooterist on his way home had a narrow escape. His vehicle got stuck in debris, forcing him to walk back to his place. Landslides also blocked roads connecting Morni with parts of Himachal Pradesh, Panchkula, Raipur Rani and Kalka.
The local administration has started the process to clear the stretches by sending various teams, including machinery and staff.
On July 17, deputy commissioner Dr Priyanka Soni had instructed the public works department officials to seek advice from geological experts and conduct surveys in Morni. “The purpose is to formulate appropriate safety measures for well-being and security of the local population in these areas,” the DC had said.