Heavy rains wreak havoc in Himachal Pradesh, highways blocked | India News

SHIMLA/MANALI: Incessant heavy rainfall since Sunday night time wreaked havoc throughout Himachal Pradesh as nationwide and state highways have been blocked as a result of landslides and flash floods in nullahs broken homes and swept automobiles away.
Kangra district suffered the worst harm: a nine-year-old lady was lacking after being swept away by a gushing nullah at Chahdi village in Nagrota sub-division, and one other 12 folks have been lacking in Boh valley, Shahpur sub-division. At Bhagsunag, close to Dharamshala, a number of automobiles have been washed away by water that roared out of an overflowing native nullah.
All vacationers are accounted for until now and have been suggested to remain put wherever they’re as heavy rain is anticipated on Tuesday too.
Landslides attributable to heavy rain blocked the Chandigarh-Manali nationwide freeway and bypass street. The Manali-Leh freeway was additionally partially blocked as a result of flash floods at three locations. Two homes have been partially broken in Mandi district and one car fell into the Chenab river in Lahaul valley. Electrical energy provide was additionally suspended at some locations and a few hyperlink roads have been blocked by landslides.
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur stated heavy rainfall had triggered in depth harm throughout the state, with Kangra the worst-hit district. He stated to this point no lack of life had been reported within the state and NDRF groups had been deployed for aid operations. The CM stated all DCs and SPs had been directed to stay on alert.
In Shahpur sub-division, heavy harm to private and non-private property was attributable to floodwater; round six homes have been broken and a few dozen folks have been lacking after floods hit the realm. It’s feared that the lacking folks could be buried in particles however there was no official affirmation.
At Bhagsunag, close to Dharamshala, folks have been shocked to see the street flip right into a nullah and raging floodwater sweep away many automobiles from the parking zone on Monday morning. At Chaitru, additionally close to Dharamshala, two homes have been broken after a flood in Manjhi khad, and a home was broken close to Shilla chowk.
The Kangra administration needed to launch a rescue operation that lasted over two hours to avoid wasting a girl from Jamanabad space after she was trapped on a tree she had climbed for security as floods lined her paddy fields.
The Kangra deputy commissioner, Dr Nipun Jindal, stated the harm in Dharamshala and its adjoining areas is being reviewed and groups have been constituted for aid and rehabilitation. He stated that until Tuesday all vacationers visiting Dharamshala have been instructed by the district administration to postpone their travels in the interim. Vacationers already in Dharamshala and its surrounding vacationer locations have additionally been suggested to remain the place they’re.
Site visitors was affected on the Chandigarh-Manali nationwide freeway after an enormous landslide at 7 Meel, close to Mandi. The Mandi-Kullu bypass street through Kataula was additionally blocked after a landslide close to Kannoj village. The nationwide freeway (NH-3) had been witnessing landslides and capturing stones since early Monday morning.”Landslides and swollen rivers are posing a risk… Machines have been deployed to clear the particles. Individuals are requested to journey provided that essential. Rivers are in spate and the water stage can rise anytime as a result of flash floods within the higher reaches. So folks, particularly vacationers, are requested to not go near the rivers and nullahs,” Kullu SP Gurdev Chand Sharma stated.
Numerous automobiles had been caught on the Manali-Leh freeway as a result of flooded nullahs. Floods in Teling nullah, Pagal nullah and Bharatpur nullah have made visitors motion very tough.
Lahaul-Spiti SP Manav Verma stated, “The three nullahs have been in spate within the morning. Site visitors motion was halted for about 4-5 hours at Teling nullah. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) later cleared the freeway. No car is caught wherever now. Particles had additionally blocked the Udaipur-Pangi freeway the place the BRO had deployed machines. There’s a report of a car plunging into the Chenab river. A police crew is on the spot.”
Mandi SDM Rajeev Kumar stated 5 roads have been blocked within the district and machines have been deployed to revive visitors motion. “5 roads have been affected as was the electrical energy provide in some areas,” he stated.

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