Continuous rains throw life out of gear in Bharmour

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2015 21:32 IST

Continuous rain over the past week has hit the normal life in several parts of tribal region of Bharmour in Chamba district.

Over a dozen houses reported to have been damaged while Bharmour-Holi and Chamba- Bharmour roads closed due to landslides.

Ajay Sharma, a Holi resident, said landslide threat was looming on Brehi panchayat in Mehalwa development block of Bharmour subdivision.

The situation is likely to worsen as the Meteorological department has predicted more rains in the next 48 hours in the state.

“There have been continuous power breakdowns. No connectivity is adding to the misery of the people in the region,” said Ajay Sharma, adding people were forced to stay indoors as roaming outside had become risky.

Pradeep Singh Rana, an employee with a hydro power firm, said it had been over a week since the transportation in the Holi came to a complete halt and it would take another 10 days to restore the roads.

“The health services have also crippled due to bad weather in the region,” he told. The administration is yet to assess the damage to the property which is likely to run into crores.

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