Himachal Cloudburst: Amit Shah talks to CM Jai Ram Thakur to review situation
Amit Shah said, 'I have spoken to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh regarding the natural calamity caused by heavy rains."
Lucknow: Cloudbursts and flash floods triggered by torrential rains on Monday wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, causing extensive damage to public properties in Bhagsu village and other major tourist places.
Taking cognizance of the incident, the Union Home Minister took to Twitter to inform people that he had spoken to the Chief Minister of the state Jai Ram Thakur on the issue and also assured that the National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) would be involved in the rescue operation in the hill state. A team of NDRF has been deployed, which is on the way.
Amit Shah said, 'I have spoken to the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh regarding the natural calamity caused by heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh. NDRF teams are reaching there soon for relief work. The Ministry of Home Affairs is continuously monitoring the situation. Himachal will be given all possible help from the center.
Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur said that there has been a huge loss in Shahpur in Kangra district. He has also appealed to the tourists not to go to such places where such incidents are likely to happen. "Due to rain yesterday and today, there has been damage in Shahpur in Kangra district, but no loss of life has been reported," he said.
All deputy commissioners and SPs have been asked to be ready for rescue operation in such a situation. Tourists should not go to such a place where such incidents happen.
Significantly, due to heavy rains on Monday in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, a sudden flood-like situation arose. Cars parked on the roadside started swaying due to rain and houses were also partially damaged. The officials have informed about this. However, there has been no loss of life or property due to this.
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