The monsoon has weakened in Himachal Pradesh. According to the Meteorological Center in Shimla, the state is likely to have clear weather until August 31. During this period, there may be an increase in maximum temperatures. However, some places could experience rainfall from September 1 to 4. Meanwhile, today morning, the capital Shimla and other parts have witnessed sunshine, bringing relief to the residents. The clear weather is also expected to expedite road restoration efforts.
211 Roads Still Closed Due to Landslides
As of Tuesday morning at 10:00 AM, 211 roads in various parts of the state were closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides. Additionally, 105 electricity transformers and 165 water supply schemes are also non-functional. Mandi, Shimla, and Kullu districts are the most affected. More than a thousand routes under the Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) are still not operational post the disaster. A landslide occurred on the Thiyog-Hatkoti road on Tuesday afternoon, disrupting vehicular movement.
381 Lives Lost During This Monsoon Season
During this monsoon season from June 24 to August 28, a total of 381 lives have been lost in the state. Among these, 129 fatalities were due to road accidents. A total of 360 people have been injured. 2466 houses have been destroyed, and 10,648 have suffered partial damage. Furthermore, 312 shops and 5517 cowsheds have also been affected. The state has suffered a loss of over 8642.83 crore rupees during this monsoon season. So far, 161 landslides and 72 sudden flood events have been reported in the state.
Minimum Temperatures Across Different Places
The minimum temperatures recorded across different places include Shimla at 14.0°C, Sundernagar at 16.4°C, Bhuntar at 15.9°C, Kalpa at 8.5°C, Dharamshala at 16.4°C, Una at 19.2°C, Nahan at 22.1°C, Kufri at 12.8°C, and Dehragopipur at 22.0°C, among others.