Monsoon subdued in Himachal after 3 days of heavy rain, traffic restored

SHIMLA: After three days of heavy showers, which led to snapping of several road links following landslides, the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw subdued rainfall activity, the Met office here said.

Monsoon subdued in Himachal after 3 days of heavy rain, traffic restored

A JCB clears big rocks from a road in Kullu district. PTI

monicakchauhan@gmail.com

Shimla, August 20

After three days of heavy showers, which led to snapping of several road links following landslides, the hills of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday saw subdued rainfall activity, the Met office here said.

Most of the rivers that were in spate saw a decline in water levels. Traffic on a majority of the highways and link roads was restored.

"There was no heavy rainfall in the state but precipitation occurred at some places in the state since Monday," a Met official told IANS.

He said the weather conditions would likely to be mostly dry in the state, adding that light rainfall might occur at some places.

Shimla got 32.3 mm of rain, while Manali received 16 mm, Dalhousie 9 mm and Una 5.2 mm.

A total of 22 people died and two were reported missing in the state in rain-related incidents in the past three days.

There was an estimated loss of Rs 20 crore to both public and private property in the state. Till date, the overall loss was Rs 574 crore.

Authorities said excess water was discharged from the Pandoh diversion dam, located 112 km upstream of Pong dam, as a precautionary measure.

The Pandoh diversion dam is located on the Beas river in Mandi district. It diverts excess monsoon water towards the Pong dam. Otherwise, it diverts water towards the Satluj river which feeds the Gobind Sagar reservoir of the Bhakra dam. IANS

Cities

View All

No check on illegal PGs in city

Civic body does not have info about number of such accommoda...

Woman sarpanch alleges molestation, five booked

Old enmity over election as sarpanch of the village was the...

PG accommodation: Precious lives lost, but who cares?

Estate Office sleeps as illegal PGs mushroom in city, has no...

Students packed like sardines in dingy PGs of Chandigarh

More such tragedies waiting to happen in the city as norms g...

PG operators of Chandigarh were thick into this illegal biz

Run another PG in Sec 32, were readying yet another to make ...

Of all that didn’t burn in PG accommodation fire in Chandigarh

“Papa, chhoti si toh zindagi hai (life is too short, papa); ...

Govt staff protest against non-fulfilment of demands

Call off stir after assurance on meeting with Chief Minister

Bumpy ride for commuters

Road connecting Rail Crossing 22 and 24 in bad shape