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12th July 2023

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CM leads the relief and rescue operations till Tuesday midnight

The state government and the local administration are working committedly 24X7 to restore life back to normal following the aftermath of torrential rains triggering floods and landslides in Himachal Pradesh. Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu has come to the forefront and is continuously monitoring the relief and rescue operations.

After visiting the flood hit areas of Kullu district on Tuesday, the Chief Minister reached out to the relief camps and met the affected and inquired about their well-being. He also reached to the migrant labourers sheltered at Government College, Kullu and consoled them besides assuring them of all possible help from the state government and also dined with them. He also went to the relief camp set up at Gandhinagar and directed the authorities to ensure sufficient supply of all essential commodities and other facilities to the affected people sheltering in the relief camps.

He also reached the district control room and took stock of relief and rescue operations and had words of appreciation for the rescue teams and the local administration. Sh. Sukhu kept monitoring the relief and rescue operations till 12:30 PM midnight. The Chief Minister also spoke to the authorities of Malana Hydel project to ensure the restoration of power supply in Kullu city which was restored at around 11 PM on Tuesday night.

The Chief Minister ensured the restoration of road connectivity between Kullu and Manali late Tuesday evening and the operations for evacuating the stranded tourists and others have also started.

The Chief Minister also constantly remained in touch with the district administration of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti and instructed to restore road connectivity up to the Atal Tunnel so that the tourists and locals stranded in the Lahaul Valley could be safely evacuated.

Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Sunder Singh Thakur who also accompanied the Chief Minister said that it was all praise for Sh. Sukhu by tourists from Rajasthan and other areas who were stranded and interacted with the Chief Minister while he was at the Ramshila Gammon Bridge, taking stock of the situation. They termed the people of Himachal Pradesh lucky to have such a considerate Chief Minister who is leading relief and rescue operations from the front. They also expressed their gratitude to the local administration for being rescued after three days from Manali.

Sh. Thakur said that on the direction of the Chief Minister, refreshments for tourists at Ramshila Bridge have also been ensured with the help of NGOs and local administration.

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