Torrential rain disrupts normal life in HP


Shimla, Aug 06: Torrential rain lashing most parts in Himachal Pradesh has put life out of gear as it has caused disruption in power generation, uprooting of trees, triggering of landslides and rising of water level in major streams.

The State Met. Office director Manmohan Singh told Himvani that torrential rain was being caused by the combined affect of Western disturbances and active SW monsoon in Himachal Pradesh. He said that Mandi district was worst hit by heavy rainfall as it recorded 50-60 mm average rainfall.

Meanwhile country’s biggest 1500 mega watt project had to stop its power generation fifth time this year as silt level has gone record high with 35000 part per million( ppm) level compared to 4000 ppm of normal, where as water level is also above danger mark as it has risen to 2200 cusecs compared to 450 cusecs of normal, project in-charge, N.C.Bansal told UNI over phone.

He said that heavy rainfall in catchment areas of Sutlej river has time and again forced the project to keep shut for safety and also as the weather is not conducive to operate the project. It has suspended its power generation for the last two days.

Meanwhile, Victory Tunnel-Sanjouli via Lakkar Bazar road remained block overnight as landslides occurred on the road near the tunnel. A huge tree also fell over damaging the roofs of few houses.

One person injured as a huge tree fell over him at Richmount in Shimla this morning. The injured Aman Chadha has been admitted at IGMC. A landslide also occurred on the road at Triphila Hotel near Jakhu.

However, Delhi-Shimla, Delhi-Kullu flights went uninterrupted.

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