Slight relief from the rain helps in relief and restoration work in Himachal  

Despite the Yellow alert in some places Monsoon rain gave little respite in relief and restoration operations going in six rain-affected places in the state. According to the State administration, no major rain mishap occurred in the state today however fissures and cracks appeared in some buildings and some more families were makeshift to safer places due to the prevailing yellow alert of Monsoon. The level of Pong Dam in Kangra and  Govind Sagar in Bilaspur looming danger of submerging more areas and one thousand people are displaced in Kangra district.

NH-3 and NH-5 which is the lifeline of the state could not restore fully for vehicular traffic last month due to caving in the roads sliding of mud and boulder on both highways. The NHAI expedite the restoration work on the war footing on Wednesday and allowed the Parwanoo- Chakimore to Kummarhati HNI-5 for light and heavy vehicles.  

In Shimla town, a landslide occurred near Himland, Bamloe-Talland road on Monday and both the cart roads had been closed to all kinds of vehicular traffic.  Today, Deputy Commissioner Shimla   Aditya Negi and Exn.  PWD has assessed the stability of the sliding point & building in danger and decided that the vehicular traffic from Bamloe to Talland via Himland would remain restricted during night hours from 2200 to 0700 hrs.  For the rest of the time period, roads would remain open only for Light Motor Vehicles.  Keeping in view of the safety and security of general public roads may be closed for all kinds of traffic if any fresh sliding or danger is noticed.

,disasterAccording to state diaster managment authority 698 major roads including four National highways are affected by rainfall. Mandi district is worst affected as 267 roads including NH-21 are disrupted, and 160 roads are blocked in Shimla including three urban Shimla roads. According to the district administration, 35 roads are blocked in the Theog subdivision in the apple growing areas, 32 in Shimla rural and 21 in Rampur. 16 Roads are closed in Jubbal 123 in Chopal and 11 in the Kotkahi area. 

74 roads are off in Solan district including 53 in Arki Subdivision, 95 roads are closed in Kullu, 53 in Hamirpur, and 24 in Bilaspur. About 2842 distribution Transformer Region are affected in the state including 1219 in Mandi district, 219 in Shimla and  192 DTR in Kulu, and 119 in Hamirpur.  871 Water supply schemes are affected instate including 541 in Mandi district, 113 in Hamirpur and 109 in Bilaspur, and 81 in Shimla district. 

State Government closed down the schools and educational institutions on August 14 and 16 and Shimla district administration also declared a holiday tomorrow. 

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