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Himachal rains: 76 roads shut, 69 water supply schemes disrupted amid heavy rainfall, landslides

Heavy rainfall and landslides in Himachal Pradesh have forced the closure of 76 roads and hampered 69 water supply schemes.

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shgun S -- July 07th 2024 06:50 PM
Himachal rains: 76 roads shut, 69 water supply schemes disrupted amid heavy rainfall, landslides

Himachal rains: 76 roads shut, 69 water supply schemes disrupted amid heavy rainfall, landslides

Himachal rains: Heavy rainfall and landslides in Himachal Pradesh have forced the closure of 76 roads and hampered 69 water supply schemes.

In addition, 34 electricity supply schemes have been disrupted due to current weather conditions.


The IMD predicts a drop in rainfall beginning July 8.

Previously, on July 4, due to the state's heavy monsoon, 115 roads were closed and 212 electricity schemes were disrupted.

The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has reported that these closures and disruptions have occurred since June 27.

In addition, Onkar Chand Sharma, the Himachal Pradesh Government's Additional Chief Secretary, issued a statement providing an update on the situation.

"Monsoon has approached the state. So far, 115 roads have been closed due to heavy rain, and 212 electricity transformers have been damaged, causing disruptions in the power supply. Additionally, 17 water supply schemes have been disrupted," he stated.

Sharma also emphasised that the government has taken proactive measures to address the situation. He stated, "We have prepared and pre-positioned men, materials, and machinery for various situations. We are working to clear the roads as soon as possible."

Sharma also urged tourists to exercise caution and follow local advisories issued. "I would appeal to all the visiting tourists to follow the advisories of the district administration and avoid visiting the rivers and streams. Even during summers, over 30 people had died due to drowning in the state."

- PTC NEWS

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