Rains, landslides obstruct traffic on highways in Uttarakhand

Light to medium rain in various parts of Uttarakhand and resulting landslides have obstructed vehicular traffic on several roads including national highways on the Char Dham routes in the hill state.

hidden August 11, 2014 18:42:35 IST
Rains, landslides obstruct traffic on highways in Uttarakhand

Dehradun: Light to medium rain in various parts of Uttarakhand and resulting landslides have obstructed vehicular traffic on several roads including national highways on the Char Dham routes in the hill state.

Rains landslides obstruct traffic on highways in Uttarakhand

Representational image. AFP

According to Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority, there are reports of light to medium rain in parts of the state including capital Dehradun.

In last 24 hours, Dehradun received 46 mm of rain, Bageshwar 40.5 mm, Nainital 30 mm, Champawat 28 mm, Rishikesh 24 mm, Kichcha 22 mm and Haldwani registered 21 mm.

The roadways affected due to landslides include Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway, which is obstructed in Chamoli district. Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway is obstructed due to landslides at Netala, Malla, Laldang and Sukhitap, while Rishikesh-Yamunotri National Highway is obstructed at Silaiband due to debris, the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority said.

A team of Border Road Organisation (BRO) is clearing away the debris to restore traffic on the roads.

PTI

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