Governor and Chief Minister Thakur enjoyed the snowfall. Governor and Chief Minister Thakur enjoyed snowfall

Digital Desk, Shimla. Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur enjoyed snowfall in the state capital on Sunday. The Governor along with the Chief Minister visited the Raj Bhavan complex and experienced snowfall.

The Chief Minister along with his cabinet colleagues Suresh Bhardwaj, Ramlal Markanda, Rajiv Saizal and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap reached the Raj Bhavan and shared their past experiences regarding snowfall with the Governor. He also apprised the Governor about the benefits of snowfall to the farmers and gardeners. The Chief Minister said that snowfall also helps in dealing with water scarcity in summer, especially in the state capital.

He said that the administration is fully prepared to deal with heavy snowfall and is active in providing relief to the local people from the hardships caused by snowfall. Elaborate arrangements have been made to maintain basic amenities like roads, electricity, water in the snowfall areas. Moderate to heavy snowfall continued in Himachal Pradesh on Sunday, forcing the temporary closure of over 400 roads, officials said.

Roads in Kinnaur district and towns like Narkanda, Jubbal, Kharapathar, Rohru and Chaupal in Shimla district received heavy snowfall, a government official told IANS. The highest snowfall in the state was recorded at tourist destination Kufri at 55 cms. This was followed by Dalhousie 30 cm, Kalpa 21.6 cm, Shimla 15 cm and Manali 2 cm snowfall. The minimum temperature in the state capital was recorded at minus 0.2 degrees Celsius.

(IANS)

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