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Heavy rains block over 100 link roads in Uttarakhand; chaar dhaam yatra unaffected

Dehradun: Over 100 link roads in Uttarakhand remained blocked on Saturday due to heavy rains that lashed the state.

While the Regional Meteorological Office has predicted slight to moderate rainfalls in some areas, state government officials said it would take considerable time to repair and clear the blocked roads. Of the total blocked roads, 82 are in the Kumayun region.

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Heavy rains continued throughout this week and the levels of Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers in Garhwal region; and the Kali, Gori, Saryu and Sharad in Kumayun has increased.

The chaar dhaam yatra of Gangotri, Yamunotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath was not affected.

Many roads leading to tourist hotspot Nainital, Pithoragarh, Ranikhet and Champawat were badly damaged.

"We are working on clearing the roads but the weather is hampering the process" an official said.

Published Date: Jul 08, 2017 11:21 AM | Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 11:21 AM

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