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Shimla: Three members of a family were buried alive on Saturday when boulders fell on their house in a village in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district, police said.

The house in Dharampur collapsed due to landslides in the area triggered by heavy rainfall, a police official at the site told a media outlet.

Rescue workers are trying to retrieve the bodies of three missing people, including an aged couple.

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The local bus stand at Dharampur, some 200 km from the state capital, was also damaged by flash-floods.

The state has been experiencing heavy rainfall since Friday.

(IANS)

 

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Himachal Pradesh Aiming to Achieve 100% Transition to Electric Vehicles by 2030

Baldi said that the vision of the policy was to establish Himachal as a model state for electric vehicle adoption and to provide sustainable

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A meeting to frame the draft for the Himachal Pradesh Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 was held here, chaired by Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi. Pixabay

Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday.

A meeting to frame the draft for the Himachal Pradesh Electric Vehicle Policy 2019 was held here, chaired by Chief Secretary Shrikant Baldi.

Baldi said that the vision of the policy was to establish Himachal as a model state for electric vehicle adoption and to provide sustainable, safe, eco-friendly, inclusive and integrated mobility.

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Himachal Pradesh is aiming to achieve 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030 in alignment with the United Nation’s sustainable development goals, an official said on Wednesday. Pixabay

The policy aimed to save the environment, accelerate demand for electrical vehicles, promote a sustainable transport system and create a public-private charging infrastructure, he added.

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The Chief Secretary said that a provision for charging spots in commercial buildings such as hotels and shopping malls has also been included in the policy. (IANS)