At least 119 roads are reported to be blocked in various parts of the state even as the meteorological centre has forecast more heavy rain in the coming days. According to the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC), one border road and 15 rural motor roads are blocked in Pithoragarh district where a number of culverts and a bridge are also damaged. In Dehradun district, the Dehradun-Mussoorie motor road is closed for heavy vehicles due to construction of retaining wall near Paniwala Mod.
Eight rural roads and one city road are blocked in the district. In Rudraprayag district, while the Rishikesh-Kedarnath national highway 107 is open till Gaurikund, 25 rural motor roads are blocked. Similarly, one state highway, 19 rural roads and two other district roads are blocked in the Pauri district. The Rishikesh-Gangotri national highway 108 is blocked by debris about three kilometres ahead of Gangnani near Nag Mandir while the Rishikesh-Yamunotri national highway 94 is open for vehicles till Janakichatti in Uttarkashi district. Two rural motor roads are blocked in the district. In the Chamoli district, the Rishikesh-Badrinath national highway 58 is blocked by debris at Lambagad.
The Gopeshwar-Mandal-Chopta NH 107 and 21 rural motor roads in the district are also blocked. Similarly, in the Tehri district, the Rishikesh-Srinagar stretch of NH 58 is blocked by debris at Totaghati and Kodiyala while the Rishikesh-Chamba-Dharasu NH 94 is also blocked by debris. A total of six rural motor roads are also blocked in the district. One main district road and one rural motor road are blocked in Nainital district while two rural motor roads are blocked in Champawat district. The Khairna-Ranikhet state highway is blocked in Almora district while seven rural and one other district road are blocked in Bageshwar district. Efforts are underway to reopen the blocked roads.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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