Several parts of North India have been hit by heavy rain. (AFP)
Heavy rain hit several parts of north India on Saturday, including Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. In Punjab, an alert has been sounded in several districts after excess water was released from Bhakra dam following heavy rain. Hundreds of people were stranded in Himachal Pradesh after heavy rainfall triggered landslides and snapped roads, officials said on Sunday. Traffic was hit on 68 roads across the state, news agency IANS reported. The weather office has forecast heavy rain in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand for today.
Here are the Highlights on rain across North India:
Waterlogging at the parking area of a temple in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi
Cloudburst In Uttarakhand, Rescue Teams Deployed
A cloudburst triggered floods in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district on Sunday. Teams of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) have been deployed to carry out rescue operations.
Train Services On Shimla-Kalka Route Hit By Landslides
Train services between Shimla and Kalka were disrupted on Sunday after multiple landslides blocked the rail route in Himachal Pradesh, a rail official said. A Shimla-bound train from Kalka had started at 3 am but had to be terminated midway. The services are likely to resume on Monday after the track is cleared.
3 Dead In Punjab Roof Collapse
Three members of a family were killed when the roof of their house collapsed after heavy rains in Punjab's Khanna town, the police said today.
Surjit Singh (35), his wife Baljinder Kaur (32) and their son Gurpreet Singh (9) were killed in the incident on Saturday. Their 10-year-old daughter escaped unhurt.
Himachal Pradesh's Naina Devi Receives 360 mm Rain
Himachal Pradesh received heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours till Sunday morning, the meteorological department said.
Naina Devi in Bilaspur district recorded 360 mm of rainfall, the highest in the state during the period, it said.
Weather is improving in the northern parts of the state. However light to moderate rainfall is very likely to continue in southern parts, including Shimla, Solan, Sirmaur, Mandi, Kinnaur, Bilaspur and Kullu, the Met office added.
Himachal Flood Situation:
- Vehicular movement on 323 routes affected, with Kangra, Kullu and Chamba being the worst affected districts
- Water in most dams, including Bhakra, Pong and Pandoh, remained close to the danger level
- Most towns received heavy rains since last night with Kangra recording 118.0 mm, Dharamsala 115.6 mm, Dalhousie 84.0 mm, Chamba 65 mm and Shimla 40.0 mm.
Punjab's State Disaster Management Committee To Meet Today, 85 Villages Evacuated
Punjab's State Disaster Management Committee will meet in Chandigarh today to assess the situation. Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh will review the situation on Monday.
Water released from the Bhakra Dam will hit its peak surge at around 6 pm today. As a precaution, 85 villages around Sutlej river in Jalandhar have been ordered to be evacuated.
Cloudburst In Himachal Pradesh's Kullu Wall Collapses After Heavy Rain In Shimla, 1 Dead
A labourer was killed while six others were injured as the wall of a house collapsed after heavy rains in Shimla today, the police said.
Rain in Delhi today morning Rajasthan: Heavy Rain Leads To Flood-Like Situation In Many Areas
Heavy rain hit parts of Rajasthan on Saturday, leading to floods in several places. Several rivers and dams are overflowing and the district authorities are on high alert. Eleven districts in the state received more than average rain, the weather office said."