Shimla, June 26
The loss on account of the extensive damage to public and private property caused by the floods in the Sutlej is likely to run into hundreds of crores.
Mr Maneesh Garg, Deputy Commissioner, said 20 houses, a primary school and a Mahila Mandal bhavan in Leo and a 500-metre stretch of a road had been washed away. Hindustan-Tibet Road has been extensively damaged at Tangling, Powari and Tanlik. The Choling road and silt monitoring station at Khab had also been washed away. At Chango, two houses and two orchards and another two orchards at Kilba perished in the floods.
Control rooms had been set up at all Tehsil headquarters to monitor the situation round the clock. There was no shortage of essential commodities and steps were being taken to prevent hoarding by traders. Span links were being installed at places where bridges had been washed away. Arrangements would be made to evacuate tourists stranded in the district due to damage to roads.
According to the Subdivisional officer, Rampur, two bridges at Jagatkhana and Wazir Bowli and two bridges of Nathpa Jhakri project have been washed away and about 50 houses were inundated in the area falling in Shimla distric