Himachal Pradesh Disaster: Over 2500 recovered in 4 days; Rohtang yet to open

Dream wanderlust | Sept 28 , 2018


A joint effort by Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Border Road Organisation, police along with local administration, resulted to recover a total of 2595 people who were stranded at different places due to the natural disaster caused by heavy rainfall and snowfall in Himachal Pradesh last week.   

However, 305 roads are yet to be open as per the latest information from disaster management team.  “BRO is working rightly to make those roads functional at their earliest. We estimate to open all roads in coming three to four day's time,” says Prem Singh from Secretariat of HP. “The route to Kaza via Rohtang Pass is still closed and to be opened tomorrow possibly,” he added.

The following steps taken by Disaster Management Team on 27th September 2018:

 - 5 Choppers of Indian Air Force have been deployed for the aerial search and rescue in Lahaul & Spiti. 
- 74 people who were stuck, already have been rescued through Airlifting by IAF in the Dhalpur ground.
- All the children stranded in Holi and Bharmour, are evacuated safely today. 
- 36 Students, Teachers and other members have been airlifted from Chamba to Pangi.
- 200 litres Kerosene oil, 200 litres Diesel and 850 food packets have been airlifted to Sarchu for stranded people in the area.

Summary of the road status

Name of Zone/Circle

Total No. of road closed on 27.09.2018

Likely date of opening of roads

 

 

27-09-18

28-09-18

After 28-09-18

Shimla Zone

 

 

 

 

3rd Circle Solan

39

4

14

21

4th Circle Shimla

2

0

2

0

11th Circle Rampur

48

6

42

0

12th Circle Nahan

8

5

1

2

14th circle Rohru

93

53

19

21

Total of Shimla zone

190

68

78

44

Mandi Zone

 

 

 

 

1st circle Mandi

11

4

7

0

Jogindernagar Circle

2

1

1

0

6th Circle Kullu

35

15

15

5

Total in Mandi Zone

48

20

23

5

Hamirpur zone

 

 

 

 

8th circle Hamirpur

0

0

0

0

10th circle Bilaspur

8

8

0

0

15th circle Una

0

0

0

0

Total of

Hamirpur

Zone

8

8

0

0

Kangra Zone

 

 

 

 

5th circle Palampur

11

5

6

0

7th circle Dalhousi

42

30

12

0

9th circle Nurpur

6

4

2

0

Total of Kangra Zone

59

39

20

0

SE(NH) Shimla

0

0

0

0

SE (NH) Shahpur

0

0

0

0

Total CE(NH)

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

Total of State

305

135

121

49

     

Total Airlifted / Rescued People to Kullu by Air Force
From Sept 25th to Sept 27th, 2018
(Courtesy: Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kullu)

Date

Tourist

Total

Foreigners

Indian

25th September 2018

0

5-Kolkata

5

 

 

 

26th September 2018

4 – Denmark

2 – Norway

6 – Nepal Adults

2 Nepal Kids

1 - Bhutan

5 – West Bengal

1 – Dehra Dun

1 – Patna

1 – Assam Adult

1 – Assam Kid

4 – Chamba

3 – Manali

1 - Kangra

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

27th September 2018

3 – Germany

6 - Nepal

2 – Kerala

11 – Delhi

2 – Punjab

3 – Gujarat

8 – Maharastra

2 – Bangalore

5 – Baroda

2 – Arunachal

1 – Patna

5 – Dehra Dun

4 – Ludhiana

4 – Haryana

1 – Jammu

2 – Kullu

1 – Sirmour

1 – Bilaspur

1 – Mandi

5 – U.P.

1 – Hyderabad

1 – Kolkata

2 – Mandi

1 - Chandigarh

 

 

Grand Total

24

86

110

 

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