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Heavy rain returns; Beas in spate

punjab Updated: Jul 16, 2015 21:51 IST
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After a brief respite, monsoon revived in the state with moderate to heavy rains lashing several places across the state on Thursday.

Light to moderate rain on Wednesday night raised the silt level in some rivers and rivulets, hampering power generation for some time.

In Hamirpur, the Beas and its tributaries were in spate following heavy showers on Thursday. The authorities have warned residents not to venture near the river and rivulets for their safety. Meanwhile, deputy commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur visited the flood-affected areas, including those in Bhoranj subdivision.

Thakur found widespread damage to both government and private properties due to the rain and overflowing Seer Khad flowing through Bhoranj. He instructed officials to begin channelization work in the Khad Bazaar area of Nagrota Gazian 'kaswa' on a priority basis to save life and property.

Shimla Meteorological Centre director Manmohan Singh said heavy rain was predicted for the next few days. "Rain and thunderstorm will occur at most of places of Himachal till July 20," he said, adding that the fresh rain could also be contributed to a fresh western disturbance over Afghanistan.

While Shimla recorded 30 mm rainfall on Thursday, Solan recorded 10mm and Dharamsala 9 mm. The fresh spell of rain brought down the mercury by one to two notches across the state.