410 roads reopened for vehicular traffic in Himachal after heavy snowfall
Himachal Pardesh Chief Secretary V.C. Pharka, today reviewed the progress on restoration of roads at Shimla, water and electricity, in different parts of the State affected by, heavy snowfall, with senior officers of these departments.
He said 607 roads, were
affected by snow and rains, in the State, out of which, 410 roads,
have been, opened for vehicular traffic. It includes, National
Highways, State Highways, major district roads and rural roads.
Luhri-Aut via Jalori Pass
was yet to be opened. All the affected roads, will be, opened in next
3-4 days for traffic. Four Helipads, in Chamba and all in
Lahual-Spiti, have been made functional.
Chief Secretary said, 728
schemes of I&PH department were affected, out of which, 553
schemes restored and rest of 175 schemes, will be restored, within
2-3 days. These schemes, includes, urban water supply, rural water
supply, irrigation, sewerage and flood protection works.
He said supply of
electricity to Shimla town has been restored up to 70 per cent and
100 per cent electricity will be ensured shortly. Electricity supply
to Giri water supply scheme has also been restored.