Landslide hits traffic on Rohtang Pass


By: ML Verma

Shimla (May 15): Widespread rain lashed many parts of Himachal Pradesh, disrupting normal life. Traffic on the Manali-Keylong road was halted as a portion of the road caves in at Raninalah today.

While talking to HimVani, Sher Singh Thakur, public relations officer at Keylong, said the Manali-Leh road has been closed for vehicular traffic as major part of the road caves in at Raninalah near Jot, about 20 km from Manali.

Meanwhile, widespread rainfall lashed the state in the past 24 hours. Jubbarhatti of Shimla received 32 mm rainfall, Sunnibajj & Kahu in Hamirpur 28 mm each, Mandi town 25 mm, Nahan in Sirmour 21 mm, Ponta, Nadaun of Hamirpur & Kumarsen of Shimla 20 mm each, Berthin in Bilaspur 19 mm. Sundernagar in Mandi 18 mm, Kasauli in Solan 16 mm, Shimla town 15 mm, Sujanpur tera in Hamirpur 14 mm, Kasol 10 mm, Bhorang of Hamirpur, Pandoh of Mandi & Dehra Gopipur of Kangra 8 mm each.

Minimum temperature at Shimla was 14 degrees, Sundernagar 19.6 degrees,
Bhuntar 17.6 degrees, Kalpa 10.2 degrees, Dharamshala 18.7 degrees,
Una 22.2 degrees, Mandi 20.3 degrees, Nahan 19.7 degrees, Keylong
13.7 degrees, Palampur 19.3 degree and Solan 17.5 degree.

The Met office said that rain or thundershower are likely to occur at
isolated parts during next 24 hours.

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    • you are right dear, precipation rate usually become high during the monsoon time, which makes the slopes unstable and also due to the tectonic activities Himalaya is already distured, which increases the probability of Landslide in such areas. Thus, there is a need to do the proper geological as well engineering work in these area, so that these activities can stopped or minimised.

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