As heavy rains damaged roads in Himachal Pradesh, a scary video showed a car using a makeshift bridge made of iron poles to cross a road in Drekari area of Chamba district. The viral video shows people guiding the driver as he attempts to cross a road that had caved in post heavy downpour.
#WATCH Himachal Pradesh: A car crosses a makeshift bridge made of iron poles after heavy rainfall in the region damaged the road, in Drekari area of Chamba district. (22-08) pic.twitter.com/3XrHekeKqc— ANI (@ANI) August 26, 2019
This video prompted a flurry of reactions with some people applauding the talent of the driver and others calling it madness.
Only Himachalis can understand this talent and daring. ♥️♥️— Abhishek Singh (@caabhishek07) August 26, 2019
Not impressed with this stunt. Pure madness.— ashishbmt (@ashishbmt) August 26, 2019
Several districts in Himachal Pradesh, including Shimla, Kangra, and Solan, have been reeling under a heavy downpour. The annual Manimahesh Yatra was temporarily halted after the bridge washed away on August 25, following heavy rainfall in the Chamba district. The Bharngala Nala bridge which connected Hadsar to Bharmour leached due to the downpour which resulted in the cancellation of the pilgrimage for the nonce. The National Highway-5 in Badhal village, Shimla district has also been blocked due to downpour.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), light to moderate rainfall in all districts will follow which may take a turn for the worse. These regions are receiving heavy downpour as a result of the shifting of the western end of Axis of Monsoon towards southwards and the presence of Western Disturbance over northern parts of Jammy and Kashmir. These heavy rains have thumped the isolated areas in Himachal Pradesh causing extreme damage to life and property in the included states. Moreover, the reoccurring landslides have paused the life of locals along with the tourists.
(With inputs from ANI)