Heavy rains once again play cupid leaving thousands of motorists stuck after the busy Manali – Chandigarh NH 21 got blocked due to a Landslide between Kullu and Mandi. The big landslide took place near Hanogi Mata Mandir, close to the Aut tunnel. It blocked the road for nearly 12 hours!
Heavy rains have caused havoc in many parts of Himachal and Uttarakhand. Link roads connecting many parts of Shimla, Manali, Kullu and Sirmaur districts were closed down. Dozens of trees were uprooted in Shimla town in Kaithu, Khilini, Chaura Maidan and DC office. Fortunately, there was no loss or damage to life and property.
On 31st July, Shimla received with 79 mm rains and Kothi received 72 mm rains. Dharamshala received 56 mm, Sangrah 52 mm, Jubbar Hatti 51mm, Mandi 22 mm, Pachhad 21mm, Baijnath 20 mm, Nahan 19 mm, Jogindernagar 17 mm, Khadrala 15 mm, Sundernagar 14 mm, Sarkaghat 9 mm and Jubbal & Nurpur 8 mm.
Keylong and Manali recorded minimum temperatures at 15 degrees and 15.4 degrees while Kalpa was the coldest in the region with a low of 13 degree Celsius. Shimla recorded 15.5 degrees, Dharamsala 16.4 degrees, Nahan 19.7 degrees, Solan 20.0 degrees, Bhuntar 21.4 degrees, Sundernagar 22.0 degrees and Una 25.3 degrees C.