Most of the roads including Hindustan Tibet & Kiratpur-Manali National Highway affected by rains in Himachal

 The insistent rainfall continue for the last three days and cut off the entire Himachal Pradesh mainstream of life as including air, rail, and terrestrial transportation completely derailed including Hindustan Tibet NH-5between Ambala to Koric and  Chandigarh- Manali-Leh NH-3 affected in the state.

The death toll mounted up to 55 in the state and half a dozen of people were reported missing as they feared drowning, being washed away, and being buried in a landslide. State government facing a tough time as continued rain and life-threatening inclement weather and rain fury hampered the relief and rescue operation.

Moreover, most of the link and major roads, National Highway, rail, air, water supply, and power services are disrupted by flashflood landslides, and heavy boulders and washed away. The extremely poor road conditions, Flood, and waterlogging are posing a hurdle to reaching out to the victim of natural calamities.

Reports arriving from Kinnaur said that despite having less rain in the tribal district but continue rain disconnected road communication between Shimla and Kinnaur district due to the closing down of the Hindustan Tibet National Highway.

The condition of National Highway No. 05 Shimla Kinnaur and National Highway 305 Luhri Aani Banjar road is not suitable to allow risk-free traffic. National Highway Authority deployed heavy machinery to restore the road.

 National Highway Authority’s Executive Engineer KL Suman told that the National Highway connecting Shimla-Kinnaur is blocked at many places and the condition of Ani Banjar NH is also worse.

District administration Shimla, Kullu and Kinnuar warned people and migrant workers to not go near the stated Satluj and Beas rivers. Apart from flashflood and insistent rainfall discharge of water from the dam to desilt hydro projects.

Sutlej River is in a spate due to incessant rains also posing danger to the houses built on the banks of the Setluj. The people of the river bank spent the night awaken, there is an atmosphere of fear among the people of the river bank. 

NDRF is trying to evacuate tourists and migrant workers who are stranded on either bank of the inflated Satluj and Beas rivers. 

On Sunday NDRF rescued nine persons in Kullu. Six persons were also rescued from in Nagwayin area of Mandi district. Details of rescued victims Ajay Sharma, Arun Sharma, and Manish Sharma from the Sambha area of Jammu and  Anuj, Vishnu, and Roshan Lal of Assam.

Kalka-Shimla Railway line which normally remained open in the inclement weather conditions has today suspended all train services after a rail car derailed on Saturday evenings. 

Increased rainfall, thick fog, and poor visibility forced HRTC, Airlines, and Railways to suspend its long route services. The picking of tomatoes and apples by growers and poor transportation services also hampered the state.

IMD issued a red alert for Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Una, Bilaspur, Solan, and Hamirpur districts forecasting moderate to heavy rain, thundershower at most places, and extremely heavy rain, thundershower at one or two places are likely.

In some places, increasing rainfall is continuing for the last three. According to Met Office, about 300 to 350 mm of rainfall has been recorded in the last 72 hrs. 

Water damaged dozens of houses due to mud and landslide killing six persons in the last 24hrs and eight to ten families are makeshift to safer places due to landslides, flashflood, uprooting of trees, water logging, and flooding their houses in the low-lying areas, Kumersein and Shimla town, Pandoh town of Mandi, Bhuntar, and Manikaran of Kullu, Baddi and Kasauli area of Solan district reported major mishaps.

The flood waters are expected to cause havoc in the catchment area of Haryana, Punjab, NCR Delhi, and Rajasthan after all major rivers are flowing above the danger mark and open flood gates of water dams from the state.

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