Heavy to very heavy monsoon rains paralysed normal life in Himachal Pradesh as including Hindustan Tibet National Highway-5 and Chandigarh-Manali NH-3 four National Highway and 100 major and link roads are disrupted since last two days.
Hindustan Tibet National Highway is closed at Theog after caving in of retaining wall since last seven days. According to district administration a Steel valley bridge is being installed which may take at least one week for complete restoration of roads.
On Sunday heavy to very heavy rainfall, flashflood and landslide at 7 mile and nine mile NH-3 is blocked at number of places between Mandi and Kullu. Unscientific mining, illicit dumping and relentlessly throwing muck and Garbage downstream on the bank of rivlut and culvert almost caused flood like situation.
According to local media reports it is not suitable time for people to visit to Manali as NH-3 is closed. Kullu district administration also said that till 0900 hrs NH-3 could not restored.
Met office recorded 106 mm rain at Dharamshala and Kangra had 90.7 mm.
Mandi 74 mm, Gohar 67, Poantashaib (Sirmour) 43 mm Palampur 32 mm and Chamba 24. Thunderstorm also recorded in Kangra, Sundernagar (Mandi )& Bhuntar(Kullu).
Power Supply and Water supply was disrupted in most of places forcing civic bodies to caution People to use water judicially. Number of Water supply Scheme in the state are affecting due to increasing heavy silt discharge in the water streams.
State government confirmed that on very first two days Monsoon about three people were killed, one missing and one injured
13 House and 12 Vehicles had damaged.
As many as 40 vehicles were stranding, morover heavy rain damaged five cowshed one school and five gosts killed and 16 are missing.
Administeration disbursed ex-gratia tunes to Rs 75 lakh to Affected family leading to rain loss of Rs 2.56 Crore.
Met Office forecast heavy rainfall at some places and widespread rainfall in many places during next 24 hrs