Himachal Pradesh rains: Chandigarh-Manali freeway blocked after landslide, site visitors diverted through Kataula-Kullu route


A landslide triggered by heavy rain has blocked the Chandigarh-Manali Nationwide Freeway. As per reviews, autos have been diverted through the Kataula-Kullu route.

Flash floods triggered by heavy rain swept away buildings and automobiles at vacationer spots in Himachal Pradesh on Monday. (Picture credit score: AP)

The Chandigarh-Manali Nationwide Freeway has been blocked after a landslide triggered by heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, resulting in site visitors jam. As per reviews, autos have been diverted through the Kataula-Kullu route.

All departments have been requested to be on excessive alert in Himachal Pradesh for the following 5 days on account of heavy rainfall and the flood scenario triggered by the identical.

Flash floods after heavy rain swept away buildings and automobiles at vacationer spots in Himachal Pradesh whereas dangerous climate additionally led to the closure of the airport in Dharamshala.

Kangra district Justice of the Peace has issued a notification asking normal public to depart properties just for emergencies.

In Kangra district, homes had been flooded and autos had been seen floating within the water. Bhagsu Nag in Dharamshala skilled flooding and Manjhi river’s water degree rose. In Rakkar village, the street changed into a drain.

The flash floods additionally broken a bridge on the Mandi-Pathankot freeway after which site visitors was stopped on either side, resulting in a site visitors jam.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and stated: “The scenario in Himachal Pradesh on account of heavy rains is being intently monitored. Authorities are working with the State Authorities. All attainable assist is being prolonged. I pray for the protection of these in affected areas.”

Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah spoke to Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday to take inventory of the scenario arising as a result of floods in a number of districts of the state and warranted him all attainable assist from the Centre.

Thakur additionally expressed concern over the losses on account of heavy rain and directed the administrations of varied districts to make sure speedy aid and rescue operation within the affected areas.

He additionally urged the native individuals and vacationers to chorus from going close to the river banks to keep away from any untoward incident.

(With PTI inputs)





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