Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 12
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has directed the Kangra district administration to extend all help to those affected by the flashfloods in Bhagsunag and Dharamsala area.
He also asked deputy commissioners of all the district to provide immediate relief to anyone affected due to incessant rains. Thakur cautioned locals as well as tourists to stay away from rivers and nullahs which were in spate due to persistent rains to avoid any mishap.
The situation in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains is being closely monitored. Authorities are working with the State Government. All possible support is being extended. I pray for the safety of those in affected areas.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the situation caused by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh is being closely monitored with central authorities working in coordination with the state government.
Flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away buildings and cars at tourist spots in Himachal Pradesh while bad weather also led to the closure of the airport in Dharamshala.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 12, 2021
I appeal to Congress workers in all affected areas to lend a helping hand.
Please stay safe.#cloudburst
The flash floods also damaged a bridge on the Mandi-Pathankot highway after which traffic was stopped on both sides, leading to a traffic jam.
“The situation in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains is being closely monitored. Authorities are working with the State Government. All possible support is being extended. I pray for the safety of those in affected areas,” Modi tweeted.
हिमाचल प्रदेश में तेज बारिश से आयी प्राकृतिक आपदा के संबंध में मैंने मुख्यमंत्री श्री @jairamthakurbjp जी से बात की है। राहत कार्यों के लिए NDRF की टीमें शीघ्र वहाँ पहुँच रही हैं। गृह मंत्रालय स्थिति को निरंतर मॉनिटर कर रहा है। केंद्र की ओर से हिमाचल को हर संभव मदद दी जाएगी।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 12, 2021
Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah said NDRF teams had been deployed to deal with the flash-flood like situation following heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh.
Shah said that he had also addressed Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur.
प्रदेश के जिला कांगड़ा सहित विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में भारी बरसात के कारण काफी नुकसान हुआ है, जिसकी हमने रिपोर्ट मंगवाई है।— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) July 12, 2021
हमने सभी जिलों के उपायुक्तों को राहत कार्यों एवं प्रभावितों को हरसंभव सहायता प्रदान करने के निर्देश दे दिए हैं।
In a tweet, Thakur said, "there has been a lot of damage due to heavy rains in various areas".
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