Landslides block more than 250 roads, highways in Uttarakhand due to incessant rain

Last update: July 30, 2022, 4:06 PM IST

Water accumulated in many areas in Dehradun too. (Photo: ANI)

Over the next few days, heavy rainfall is expected over isolated hill and plain areas of the state.

Incessant rain in various parts of Uttarakhand on Saturday led to landslides in hilly areas, blocking more than 250 roads, including national highways leading to Badrinath and Kedarnath temples. Six residential houses were also damaged in Dharchula, the state disaster control room said. However, there was no loss of life as the occupants of the houses had already been shifted to safer places.

Kumaon Scouts assisted the Pithoragarh administration in rescue efforts to evacuate 53 people from 17 houses in Dharchula to safety. The Meteorological Department said that isolated areas of hilly and plain areas of the state are expected to receive heavy rainfall in the next few days.

Intermittent rain continues in Dehradun. A 10-15 meter section of the Rishi Kesh-Badrinath National Highway at Lambagad was completely destroyed by heavy landslides. The Rishi Kesh-Kedarnath National Highway was also blocked in Banswara.

The affected roads include 11 state highways and 239 rural roads. The Janki Chitti to Yamunotri track route in Bhaneligarh was also blocked.

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