People advised not to venture in Avalanche prone slopes

Shimla: Following fresh snowfalls in the higher reaches, Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) Manali has advised people not to venture in Avalanche prone slopes which are still loaded with snow.

Fresh Rain and Snow fall has occurred in the Districts of Shimla, Kullu, Kinnaur, Lahaul & Spiti, Sirmour, Kangra, Solan and Chamba on Sunday. Advisory has been issued for Shimla, Chamba, Lahaul- Spiti, Kullu and Kinnaur districts from 27-01-2019 to 28-01-2019.


A State Government officer has revealed that the Government is focusing to restore the electricity, water supply and roads and Additional Chief Secretary Revenue & Public Works Department Manisha Nanda is monitoring the situation on the directions of the Chief Minister.

State/District Level Emergency Operation Centers are on high alert in the state.

As per Public Works Department 484 roads are still closed in the state and 78 roads are expecting to be cleared by today whereas, 216 roads will be opened by tomorrow and remaining 190 roads will take few more days.

The PWD loss has been assessed Rs. 67.43 Crore which may increase after final assessment of loss and damage to the roads. Total 205 number of machinery has been deployed for restoration of the roads.

As per Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board out of 1505 affected DTRs, 644 have been restored and balance 859 DTRs will be restored soon.

He said that as per Irrigation & Public Health Department a total of 362 IPH’s water supply schemes have been affected by this snowfall and total loss assessed is more than 6.86 crore. However, the number may rise as some of the areas are still inaccessible. The 307 schemes have been restored and restoration of remaining schemes will be done within next two days.



Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.