An official statement quoting the revenue officer said that an avalanche occurred near the Tandi bridge in Lahaul subdivision. Some shops have been partially buried under it.
The Himachal Pradesh Election department on Tuesday directed all the Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Commissioners to complete preparations for the upcoming assembly polls in the state at the earliest.
Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput on Tuesday held a video conference with all Deputy Commissioners-cum-District Election Officers of the state and reviewed preparedness of election machinery during ensuing assembly elections. He asked them to complete all the modules enshrined in RONET and also booth level planning for smooth conduct of the election process.
Rajpur asked DEOs to speed up decisions on final disposal of Form No 6,7 and 8 received during the special campaign in the state and ensure distribution of photo identity cards to all the electors. He asked them to be prepared for taking necessary steps once a model code of conduct came into force in the state.
He directed that all the financial transactions should be made cashless for all activities involved during the course of the election. He asked them to complete training programme of officers and officials at the earliest.
Construction of ramps should be ensured at polling stations for convenience of specially-abled persons. The polling stations should be provided telephone network, electricity, water and other basic amenities.
Most of DEOs apprised that awareness regarding EVM and VVPAT was being provided to maximum number of people in their districts. SVEEP activities are being performed at schools, mahila mandals, yuva mandals and panchayati raj institutions, anganwari workers to seek maximum involvement of electors.