Flood in Himachal: Continuous rain triggers landslide, flash flood in Himachal Pradesh. Due to rains and landslides, 330 roads including Kalka-Shimla and two major four-lane roads have been closed in the state. Nearly 200 people have died and 31 people are still missing due to rains during the last 41 days since the onset of monsoon in Himachal Pradesh.
Shimla: Continuous rain triggers landslide, flash flood in Himachal Pradesh. Traffic is affected due to rain and landslides. Due to natural calamity and landslides, 330 roads including Kalka-Shimla and two major four-lane roads have been closed in the state. Landslides and floods have occurred due to rains during the ongoing monsoon in the state.
Vikramaditya Singh thanked Union Minister Nitin Gadkari for assuring a package of Rs 400 crore for the restoration of flood-hit Kullu district during his recent visit to the state. During his visit on Wednesday, Gadkari and CM Sukhu visited flood affected areas including Bada Bhuiyan, Deodhar, Shirad, Cloth and Aloo Ground Manali and interacted with people affected by the calamity.
Vikramaditya Singh expressed hope of getting support from the Center as Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu will meet PM Modi. Vikramaditya Singh said that 330 roads are closed in the state. Two main four-lane roads of National Highways Authority of India including Kalka-Shimla are also closed. At the same time, he said that I thank Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as he has announced Rs 400 crore as aid for the state.
199 Died so far
CM Sukhu will meet PM Modi. At the same time, he met the Union Home Minister and Finance Minister on the previous day. Nearly 200 people have died and 31 are still missing due to rains during the last 41 days since the onset of monsoon in Himachal Pradesh, the State Disaster Management Authority said. According to the data, of the 199 deaths, 57 were due to landslides and floods, while 142 people died during the monsoon period due to road accidents and other reasons.
Principal Secretary Disaster Management of the state government said that as the state is recovering from the rains and floods. The loss of life and property is increasing every day. He said the estimates of damage to infrastructure due to the rains were increasing every day. As per the data, the estimated damage to infrastructure during the same period has been Rs 6563.58 crore.
As many as 774 houses have been damaged in the state due to the floods caused by the rains while 7 thousand 317 houses have been partially damaged. 254 shops and 2337 cow shelters have been damaged. As per the data, the state witnessed 79 landslides and 53 flash floods. According to statistics, around 300 roads are closed in the state. 274 electricity and 42 water supply schemes are still blocked. The State Disaster Management Authority on Thursday issued an alert amid warnings of heavy rain issued by the Indian Meteorological Department in the state during the next two days.