Shimlaशिमला   No.877/2021-PUB 31th July 2021

CM takes stock of flood affected areas in Lahaul

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting flood affected area at Jahalma in Lahaul Spiti district today.

 

178 persons rescued on Saturday from Pattan Valley

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today visited the flood affected areas of Lahaul valley to take stock of the losses occurred due to flood in Tojing Nallah on 27 July in Keylong Division of district Lahual-Spiti. He inspected these areas with the team of district administration, BRO and ITBP.

He said that as many as 178 persons were rescued today while 37 people are still stranded in Jahalma, 14 at Fooda and 15 at Shansha. He said out of 10 persons missing in Tojing Nallah, bodies of seven persons have been retrieved and efforts were being made to recover remaining three other bodies. He appreciated the efforts of ITBP rescue team in assisting the local authorities.

He also visited Shansha Nallah, where roads and bridges had been damaged at large scale. He interacted with officers of Border Road Organization and had discussion on reconstruction of the bridges. Officers of BRO apprised him that machinery has been set up and the work would be started as soon as the water level dips.

Jai Ram Thakur also interacted with the rescued persons including tourists and locals and enquired their wellbeing. Later, he also held discussion with officers of District Administration at Kirting and directed to assess the damages caused due to flood. He asked them to explore alternative roads till the main road was restored.

Tribal Development Minister Dr. Ramlal Markanda was also present with Chief Minister.

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