Shimla, Sep 23
The incessant monsoon rain continues since last 48 hours wreaking havoc and causing fury as ten people have lost lives and many others are injured. Report of mishaps including Chandigarh- Manali-(NH-30 Hindustan Tibet National Highway
123 roads are blocked by landslides, rolling boulders and shooting stones in the state.
State Emergency Operation Center Spokesperson said that as many as ten people killed in the monsoon fury and road related mishaps today as seven people died in road mishap, two by snake bites and one after falling of pillar on the head. Three people died in Una, one each in Bilaspur, Chamba , Hamirpur, Kinnaur, Kullu and Mandi districts .
Two persons were seriously injured on Kalka Shimla NH-5 after landslide and shooting stones from the hill fell in between Shoghi and Taradevi from the steep hillock. Injured were reported in serious condition and rushed to IGMC.
There are reports that shooting stone hit light vehicle at Sonu Bangla near Shoghi. Traffic is opened for one lane of vehicle only .
Landside also blocked Hindustan Tibet National Highway between Powari to Kaza in Kinnaur district this evening . Zilaparishad Member Hitesh Negi informed the SEOC telephone that NH-05 has been blocked between Powari to Kaza due
to heavy boulder or stones arounr one kilometre ahead of Poweri . The Police and Border Road organisation Operation Commander
68 -RCC Parmod Kumar and police team is on the spot.
Information coming from District Emergency Operation Centre Kullu said that landslide blocked NH-3 near Nehrukund (Manali) under subdivisions Manali
restoration work was going on while filing this report. Light vehicles were diverted via old Manali road and the Officials of BRO also reached the spot.
DEOC Shimla informed that Rai Ghat Kiyartu Road linking Theog was also washed away after heavy rainfall. District Administration has deployed Himachal Public Works Departments officials to restore the road currently being used for apple transportation.
A motor rail car also derailed from the track on Kalka Shimla heritage rail line near Barog in Solan district today in which nine passengers escaped unhurt . The movements of train was affected for two hours on the rail line which was restored. Here boulders comedown from the hill on the track and derailed the rail motor car, had informed North Railway officer Joginder Singh.
The incessant rainfall has continued since the last 48 yrs as Jogindernagar in Mandi recorded 90 mm rainfall, Sarkaghat 72 mm, Theog in Shimla 70 mm, Nahan in Sirmaur 62.3 mm. Report of heavy rain is coming from Shimla, Solan and other districts.
Nainadevi in Bilaspur had 76.4 mm rainfall till this morning, Jhandutta 60 mm, Palampur in Kangra 46 mm , Sangraha in Sirmaur 36 mm and Rajgarh 35 mm.
Met Office said that Monsoon activity remained largely excess in the state during past week except Chamba’ Kinnuar and Lahaul Spiti which were deficient. Rainfall in Kangra, Mandi, Una, Hamipur, Bilaspur, Solan,Sirmuar Shimla was normal and excess in the Kullu district.
This monsoon claimed as many as 432 lives sofar including 215 in road mishaps, 55 by the fall of roof or building , 54 in the landslides, 37 due to drowning, 21 by snake bites 11 in the cloudburst and flash floods, nine due to electric shock and six by the fire. The loss ot the public and private property to Rs 1108 Cr has been incurred.