Uttarakhand. Landslides Triggered By Heavy Rains At Various Places In State’s Hilly Areas, Road Traffic Affected.

A bridge collapsed in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar earlier on Saturday amid heavy rainfall.

July 6, 2024 2:29 PM.

In Uttarakhand, landslides are triggered by heavy rains at various places in the state’s hilly areas, affecting road traffic. The Met Department has issued a red alert for heavy rains in the state till tomorrow. 

Akashvani correspondent reports that normal life is being affected due to continuous rains in Uttarakhand. In the Chamoli district, the Badrinath National Highway is repeatedly blocked for movement due to landslides at various places.

On the other hand, due to continuous heavy rains in Rudraprayag district, the Rudraprayag-Gaurikund National Highway is blocked at Doliya Devi near Fata. Additionally, over a hundred motor roads in the state have been blocked for traffic. 

Efforts are being made to open them. On the other hand, due to heavy rains in Uttarkashi, the district administration has put a stay on the Gomukh visit. This ban has been imposed due to the washing away of a temporary wooden bridge built on the stream in the Gomukh area.

At the same time, due to continuous rain in Pithoragarh district, the water level of Kali and Gori rivers has reached close to the danger mark. Meanwhile, the Met Department has issued a red alert for extremely heavy rain in all the districts of the Kumaon region and Pauri and Chamoli districts in the Garhwal region till tomorrow. 

Similar conditions in Bageshwar due to continued rainfall since Tuesday led to the closure of 24 roads and there were reports of debris entering homes.

Rivers and streams were reported to be overflowing, with 100 mm of rain recorded in Kapkot. The Garud Ganga river was also flowing at full force