Hundreds of tourists stuck in Mount Abu as heavy rains create havoc
Jaipur: Heavy rains in Rajasthan’s only hill station Mount Abu have created trouble for tourists. Hundreds of them are stuck in the hill station due to landslide. Transport services on the main road connection Mount Abu have been affected. Rescue teams have been roped in to clear the road.
The dead body of a 50-year-old man, identified as Shabir Ahmed, was found Nakki Lake. The deceased man was a resident of Kumharwada and had been missing since Friday. It is suspected he got swept away in the rain.
As an estimate, nearly 2000 tourists are stuck in the hill station.
“We have launched a rescue operation and are trying to clear the Abu Road so that the traffic could resume. The rains have stopped, so we believe the situation would return to norm soon,” said a district administration officer.
Over the past two days, Mount Abut has reported 30-inch rainfall.
An alert has been sounded in some parts of the state including Sirohi, Jalore and Barmer.
In Sirohi, a dam has been damaged while 21 others are overflowing.
In Barmer’s Gudhamalani, a flood-like situation has thrown life out of gear. Seven people are reported to have been killed in floods over the past four days. Rescue operation has been launched to rescue people stuck in the floods.
Schools have been asked to remain closed in affected areas as the met department has predicted heavy rains in the next 24 hours in Barmer.
In Jalore’s Sanchore area, flood-like situation has been reported in more than 500 villages.
Chief minister Vasundhara Raje is getting updates on the rescue operation in the affected districts.