By : Mohan Verma
The inclement weather condition disrupts normal life in Himachal Pradesh as the movement of land traffic and air flights to the tourist resorts was partly suspended in the state.
Report said that Air India had suspended its flights to Kullu-Manali airport at Bhuntar till August 31 due to low visibility in the area during monsoon season.
“Air India has announced to stop its services on Delhi-Bhuntar route from July 22 to August 31,” director, Kullu-Manali Airport, Y.K. Sharma, told Media yesterday. He added that Air India flight could not be landed at Bhunter airport since Monday as dense fog and clouds were hovering in the region currently.
Three storey house of a Congress leader Mr. Rajinder Verma collapsed on Tuesday night after heavy rainfall, subsequently triggering landslide. The house was under construction and no loss of life occurred in the mishap.
Many ‘Kaccha’ roads in the high reaches became slushy as movement of traffic is slow in the area. The apple season is picking up in the region, which would also hamper with flash floods and slushy road conditions.
This afternoon rain also lashed few parts of the state as abode of Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Dharamshala got 10 mm rainfall and Kangra 7 mm, Una and Sundernagar also recorded 2 mm each.
Maximum temperature of Shimla was 22 degrees Celsius, Sundernagar 30.5 degrees, Bhuntar 32 degrees, Kalpa 24 degrees, Dharamshala 27.6 degrees, Una 34.8 degrees, Nahan 26.4 degrees, Solan 25.5 degrees, Kangra 28 degrees and Manali 24 degrees.