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Rains wreak havoc in Uttarakhand… 6 state highways, 96 roads closed, Met department alert

Nita Yadav

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Many roads have been washed away due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand.

Since the arrival of monsoon in Uttarakhand, heavy rains have continued in the hilly areas. Due to heavy rains, people’s life has become chaotic. There are reports of inundation in several villages in the hilly areas. The Meteorological Department has warned people living in vulnerable areas prone to landslides to be alert. Also these people have been advised to stay in a safe place during rainy season.

As of Wednesday morning, 96 roads in the state were closed due to landslides caused by debris amid heavy rains. Most of them are 47 rural routes. While the Public Works Department has opened 24 roads. 72 roads are still closed. Machinery has been deployed at the site to open them, due to which debris is being cleared from the roads.

Debris on 6 state highways

According to the PWD department, all national highways in the state are open. While six state highways are still closed due to debris falling on the highway. Rural roads have been the most affected due to the rains. Out of these 61 PMGSY and other rural roads were closed, out of which 14 roads have been opened, remaining 47 roads are still closed. According to Om Prakash, chief engineer (planning) of the department, 69 machines have been deployed to open the roads. Efforts are being made to open all closed roads.

Heavy rain alert, all schools closed

All government, non-government, private schools and Anganwadi centers remained closed in Nainital, Bageshwar, Almora, Pithoragarh and Champawat districts in view of heavy rain warning in districts of Kumaon Division. The Meteorological Department had already issued a red alert in these places, keeping in view the district administration had instructed to close schools and Anganwadi centers in all these districts.

Red Alert in Kumaon, Orange Alert in Garhwal

Heavy to very heavy rain is likely in many parts of the state tomorrow as well. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for heavy rain in some districts of Kumaon and an orange alert for heavy rain in some districts of Garhwal. As per the forecast issued by the Centre, a heavy rain warning has been issued for some areas of Nainital, Bageshwar, Champawat, Almora, Pithoragarh and Udham Singh Nagar districts. At the same time, orange alert has been issued for heavy rain with lightning at several places in Pauri, Tihri and Haridwar districts including Dehradun.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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