Shimla : The monsoon has just begun and a section of the Ridge in down town Shimla has started to sink, if the civic authorities do not act fast it could threaten a century old town hall building and the Tibetan market below.
The Ridge landslide is less than 20 feet away from the landslide facing the ice skating rink.The town hall houses the offices of the Shimla municipal corporation.
Even though repair work has begun it remains to be seen how soon it is carried out and whether the water is drained out proporly so that further damage doesnâ€™t take place to the Ridge.
The sinking is also causing threat to the Tibetan market below.A couple of years ago a landslide here had killed three people and washed away a few make shift shops run by Tibetan refugees.
The Shimla municipal corporation had soon after ordered the shifting out of these stalls to New Shimla and Vikasnagar in East Shimla.
But the Tibetans managed to get a court stay order and are continuing to remain here even as the sinking Ridge could trigger a landslide and cause serious to damage this make shift market.