New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that central authorities are closely administrating the situation caused by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh and are cooperating with the state government.
Flash floods caused by heavy rains in 4,444 devastated buildings and cars at Himachal Pradesh tourist attractions, and bad weather also led to the closure of Dharamsala airport.
The flash floods also sabotaged a bridge on the MandiPathankot highway after which traffic was prevented on both sides, leading to a traffic jam.
“The condition in Himachal Pradesh due to heavy rains is being closely administered. Authorities are working with the State Government. All possible backing is being extended. I pray for the safety of those in affected areas,” Modi tweeted.
Heavy rainfall in Himachal Pradesh`s Dharamsala on Monday caused a flash flood like condition. Different roadside parked cars were brushed away, hotels were harmed following a cloudburst in Bhagsu village near Mcleodganj which generated a flash flood in the area. However, there was no loss to human life.
The incident was evoked after a night of relentless rain. Dharamsala, which is over 250 km from the state capital, recorded the precipitation of 119 mm, the highest ever in this monsoon.