Monsoon is wreaking havoc in parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. Heavy rains on Monday damaged parked vehicles on the roads of Bhagsunag village in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala.

The district administration has asked tourists to postpone their visit to Dharamsala due to heavy rains.

According to reports, after a cloudburst in Mcleodganj near Dharamsala, vehicles got stuck in flood waters, while two buildings were washed away in an area adjacent to Dharamsala, and several other areas were reported to be damaged.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to Himachal Chief Minister Thakur to monitor the situation arising due to floods in several districts of the state and assured him of all possible help from the Centre.

Airport traffic in-charge Gaurav Kumar said all incoming flights to Dharamsala airport in Gaggal have been cancelled due to bad weather and heavy rains. The floods also damaged a bridge on the Mandi-Pathankot highway, leading to traffic jams on both sides.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that all districts have been put on alert and tourists have been advised not to go near rivers. He said that the officials have been directed to keep all the machinery ready for any emergency.

IMD has predicted that Southwest Monsoon is very likely to advance into Delhi, and parts of West Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan. The weather agency believes that conditions will become favorable for further advance of monsoon into rest of the country during the next 48 hours.


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