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Normal life remains paralysed in lower Himachal

Hamirpur (HP) : Normal life remained paralysed for the third consecutive day on Monday with heavy rainfall continuing in lower hill areas (plain areas) of lower Himachal Pradesh. It still raining in some parts of the area. Meanwhile, the sun and clouds are playing hide and seek in the other areas. Since all educational institutions are closed and offices are opened with 50 per cent capacity, the movement of the people was minimal in all parts of the region. Road traffic, water supply, and power supply have been affected badly and teams of departments of public works, Jal Shakti, and power board were busy in restoring the supplies. Due to frequent spell of heavy snowfall, normal life remain paralysed. Power service also affected due to it. Total 450 roads, including Hindustan Tibet National Highway-5, Manali-ATR-Key long NH-3, have been blocked. Reports reaching here revealed that River Beas and its tributaries flowing through the districts of Kullu, Mandi, Hamirpur, and Kangra were in spate and people have been warned by the authorities not to go nearby them. Meanwhile, business activity was not at its best despite the marriage season is on owing to the Covid-19. One of the cloth traders, Ravi Kumar, said that the sales had come down and people were making purchases just thirty to forty percent of what they used to make during the marriage seasons. On other hand, the farmers are waiting for the weather to become clear for entering into fields to bring out weeds from there failing which their Rabi crops would be ruined. Ram Singh of Nadaun said that he was still hopeful that with the Sun shining with full brightness, their crops would be ready for maturity. He said that fields were full of rainy water and it would take days together to dry the fields.

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