Since the beginning of the 2021 monsoon season, Himachal Pradesh has remained drier than usual, with under 150 mm rainfall until the second weekend of July nearly 20% shortfall.
However, since Sunday morning (July 11), the situation has turned drastically over the region, with Dharamshala receiving more than 300 mm rainfall within 30 hours.
- All the tourists visiting Dharamshala have been instructed to postpone their tour so that they do not face any kind of inconvenience
The Dharamshala airport has cancelled all incoming flights due to inclement weather and heavy rains. Roads from Mandi to Kullu, and Mandi to Kataula were blocked due to a landslide.
Toll free number 1077 of the disaster control room
Deputy Commissioner Dr Nipun Jindal said, “All the tourists visiting Dharamshala have been instructed to postpone their tour so that they do not face any kind of inconvenience.”
The tourists who have already arrived in Dharamshala and its surrounding places have also been advised to stay where they are as roads have also been damaged due to heavy rains, which may cause problems in their movement.
The district administration is also making elaborate arrangements for the safety of the tourists staying in Dharamshala and its surrounding areas.
In case of any problem, they can contact the toll free number 1077 of the disaster control room.
“Instructions have also been given to people to not go to sensitive places prone to landslides.
Some people have also been shifted to safer places due to flood conditions in some areas of the district,” he said.