During the monsoon season, Himachal Pradesh, like many other hilly regions, is susceptible to heavy rainfall, landslides, and flash floods. These natural calamities can cause significant damage to infrastructure, disrupt transportation, and pose risks to the local population. On Sunday, Himachal Pradesh experienced more devastation from heavy rain, including an increase in the Beas River’s water level and landslides all around the state. Now, a video of a portion of the NH-3 highway has been washed away is surfacing online.
A Portion Of NH-3 Has Been Washed Away
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Due to the Beas River’s flood, a portion of the NH-3 (Leh-Manali national highway) washed away. Another video of a vehicle getting washed away on the Beas River near Kullu on Sunday appeared online as severe rains pounded Himachal Pradesh.
According to Indian Express, the movement of cars from Kullu and Manali towards Atal Tunnel and Rohtang has been entirely suspended due to the raging river and stonefall on the Kullu-Manali route. Moreover, six persons were rescued from their homes on Sunday by a State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team in the vicinity of Kullu as the river’s water level rose.
Meanwhile, landslides and flash floods shut down a number of highways in the districts of Shimla, Sirmaur, Lahaul and Spiti, Chamba, and Solan. In Kullu, a lady perished on Sunday after her home was destroyed by a landslip brought on by torrential rain, as per Indian Express. Following the floods, the Manali-Leh national highway was also closed.
Additionally, a ‘Red alert’ has been issued in seven of the state’s districts by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The Lahaul and Spiti area may see flash floods and avalanches as a result of the ongoing rains, the IMD said earlier on Saturday.
Heavy Rainfall Has Caused Havoc In Many States
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The constant rain has disrupted inhabitants’ daily routines and caused landslides and flash floods in various areas. Along with the first significant downpour of the season, Delhi saw the wettest day in 20 years. In the nation’s capital, it was typical to see uprooted trees, damaged cars, flooding, and severe traffic jams.
Even the Jhelum River and its tributaries’ water levels have quickly risen as a result of the nonstop rain. At several points, it went through the flood alert market. Kerala also had widespread heavy morning rainfall, which caused low-lying regions to flood.
Cover image credits: Screenshot grabbed from video captured by Himachali people