Himachal CM takes stock of rain damage

Shimla: Himachal CM Prem Kumar Dhumal, convened emergency meeting of high level officers of the state government here today to review the latest position of the damages due to heavy rains during last two days.

Shimla district was the worst effected where 33 persons had been reportedly killed due to heavy rains, which included 3 casualities in Shimla urban, 3 in Shimla rural, 9 in Theog, 8 in Chopal, 4 in Rampur Bushehr, 6 in Rohru and one person had been reported missing in Dodra-Kwar.  6 persons had been reported killed in Rajgarh and Kala Amb area of district Sirmour, one each in district Kinnaur and Ani area of Kullu district.

41 persons had been killed in the state during past two days.

Karamapa and his team had been reported safe and evacuated towards Leh from Bharatgarh beyond Baralacha pass while rescue teams had already been rushed to rescue remaining stranded people in that area.

Border Roads Organization (BRO) had started snow clearance of Manali-Keylong-Baralacha-Sarchu highway on war footing and assured to clear the road within shortest period of time.

CM directed the Public Works Department to work over time to make all the roads through within shortest period of time and added priority given to the areas which had yet to send its apple produce to the markets.

Shimla town was getting only 11.5 MLD (Million Litres Daily) supply against its requirement of 35 MLD, and efforts were afoot to restore 60 percent water supply by today evening.

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