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Widespread rain hits normal life in North

The Beas in full spate in Mandi on Sunday. The Himachal Pradesh administration has issued an high alert all over the State in view of the downpour.PHOTO: PTI

The Beas in full spate in Mandi on Sunday. The Himachal Pradesh administration has issued an high alert all over the State in view of the downpour.PHOTO: PTI  

Incessant rain lashed vast swathes of north India leading to flooding and water-logging in many areas.

Heavy rain occurred in lower reaches of Himachal Pradesh including State capital Shimla. However, Dharampur area of Mandi district, which witnessed flash floods triggered by a cloudburst on Saturday, received mild rain and the water level was receding, officials said.

Flash floods wrecked havoc in Dharampur, washing away vehicles and inundating over 100 roads in the region.

Several villages in Ladakh of Jammu and Kashmir were also cut off from the main land due to flooding and landslides.

Rain also lashed many places in Punjab and Haryana causing the mercury to dip by a few notches. The Union Territory of Chandigarh continued to receive rains for the third consecutive day on Sunday.

In Haryana, Narnaul was lashed by sharp showers while Ambala, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Sonepat, Mahendergarh were among other places in the State to receive rain.

Mohali, Ropar, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Jalandhar and Phagwara were among places in Punjab that were lashed by rain.

According to a report from Jaipur, the North Western Railways on Sunday cancelled five trains between Rajasthan and parts of Gujarat due to heavy rain damaging rail route in Ahmedabad division, an official said here.

Ajmer-Ahmedabad train number 19412 would remain cancelled from August 12 to 16 due to damage of train route and maintenance works on the Ahmedabad division, NWR Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO) and DGM Tarun Jain said.

Similarly Mehsana-Aburoad train number 79437 has been cancelled from August 10 to 15, and Aburoad-Mehsana train 79438 from August 11 to August 16, he said.

Bhagatki Kothi-Ahmedabad express train 14803 and return train 14804 would be cancelled on August 14, 2015.

Meanwhile, scattered rain continued in parts of Rajasthan in last 24 hours with Kota recording 34.8 mm of rainfall since early morning, a MeT report said.

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