Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh caused landslides and flash floods in numerous areas, killing six and injuring 10 others, according to government estimates. “Six people have died and around 10 people are injured,” stated Himachal Pradesh Disaster Management Principal Secretary Onkar Chand Sharma today. 303 animals perished. The whole report awaits.”
Rain will cost Rs 3 crore. The top Disaster Management official reported 124 damaged roadways, including two national highways. The Chandigarh-Manali route at 7 Mile in Mandi was congested. Aerial photos revealed slow-moving automobiles ahead.
Mandi police shut the Mandi-Kullu National Highway (NH) on Sunday because to persistent rain. Local police closed the alternate Mandi-Joginder Nagar Highway route on Sunday. We’re attempting to open the road in three hours. “Other buses send people with problems,” said Sakini Kapoor, SHO, Mandi. On Sunday, authorities reported about 200 visitors and residents stuck in Bagipul, Mandi district, after a flash flood.
ANI said that Sanjeev Sood, Deputy Superintendant of Police Padhar, Mandi District Police, is evacuating people to safer areas. Onkar Chand Sharma said the administration met with line departments and duty commissioners on June 21 to review monsoon preparations.
The National Disaster Response Force, State Disaster Response Force, Central Water Commission (CWC), Civil Defence, and India Meteorological Department (IMD) attended the conference. The state has seen monsoon rainfall for three days. Onkar Chand Sharma reported receiving reports of severe rain, flash floods, and landslides from around the state.
Six Dead, 124 Roads Damaged, 200 Tourists Stranded in Himachal Floods
151 DTR services were interrupted. Six water supply networks were impacted. The official reported one fire occurrence. Sharma said rescue activities are underway and encouraged people to obey official warnings.
Locals saved several visitors. He advised travelers to observe governmental and disaster management rules. The Principal Secretary, Disaster Management, reported a traffic bottleneck in Mandi-Pandoh since Sunday.
The Mandi-Pandoh NH is blocked. We tried to reroute traffic. Traffic is again clogged owing to road capacity. “SDRF and police are on scene,” he stated. The official reported flash floods in Mandi-Parashar that saved persons. Onkar Chand Sharma said the NDRF, SDRF, and Civil Defence officers have been pre-positioned in numerous regions and are ready to rescue and provide relief from wherever we get warnings.
The source stated the state alert will last 24 hours. We should expect these situations throughout the monsoon season. IMD and district administration warn citizens. The official advised downloading the SACHET app to get local and national catastrophe notifications.
He stated that repair efforts will continue and authorities will monitor any calamities. Restoration continues. As rainfall decreases, 124 roads will be rehabilitated. “Since heavy rainfall will continue, we are also on alert for more damage to the roads and water supplies so we can start restoring them immediately,” he said.