Heavy rain hits normal life in Nilgiris

UDHAGAMANDALAM, JULY 26:  Nearly 150 villages were cut off from the Ooty—Manjur road as a big eucalyptus tree fell across the ghat road and railway track near Lovedale as incessant rains continued to throw normal life out of gear in the Nilgiris District.  Two trains running between Udhagamandalam and Coonoor were cancelled, official sources said.  A holiday had been declared for schools and educational institutions for two days from today.  The restoration works were on a warfooting.