Home Dehradun 245 roads blocked in U’khand due to heavy rains, Nainital is worst affected

245 roads blocked in U’khand due to heavy rains, Nainital is worst affected


By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun: Heavy rains continue in this monsoon period in Uttarakhand resulting in water logging in many places and landslides particularly in the hills at the time when the Char Dham Yatra is also underway. In the past 24 hours, reports of obstructions in roads and landslides have come from across the state. In the monsoon season that started on 15 June, 31 major road accidents have been reported so far, in which 71 people have lost their lives. At the same time, due to natural calamities, 9 people have lost their lives so far and many houses and other properties have also been damaged either completely or partially.

In all, 245 roads were reported blocked in the state as on this afternoon. Nainital and Champawat districts are stated to be the worst affected districts due to heavy to excessive rains. According to the report till 5 pm today, 245 roads were reported closed. The government and the district administration in the affected districts claim that action is being taken to reopen the blocked and obstructed roads. As per the latest reports, 14 roads in Dehradun district, 14 rural roads in Rudraprayag, 3 rural motor roads in Uttarkashi district, 19 roads in Bageshwar district, 28 roads including 6 border roads in Pithoragarh, 19 roads in Almora, maximum 38 roads in Nainital district, 35 roads including NH 09 in Champawat district, 16 roads in Pauri Garhwal district, 35 roads including NH-58 in Chamoli district and 24 roads including 1NH in Tehri district are among the roads blocked for traffic. The administration claimed that the work has begun to reopen the blocked roads. Among these roads, 3 National Highways and 6 border roads are also blocked in the state. Action is being taken to open them. The worst situation is in Nainital district, where 38 roads are closed. 34 roads are also blocked in Champawat district. In Garhwal, Chamoli district has the highest number of 35 roads blocked. Work is being done to open these roads continuously with the coordination of the Disaster Management Department.

Life has become chaotic due to continuous rain for the last five days and the markets are without customers in Almora district in view of continuous heavy rains. Schools in the district have been closed. Boulders and debris are falling on several roads due to rain. Due to which two state highways and 17 other roads of Almora district are closed. Efforts are being made to open them by using JCB machines.

Waterlogging has become a big problem in Dehradun due to continuous rain for the last few days. Due to continuous torrential rain in the early part of the day today, the roads were waterlogged with up to two feet of water. Due to this, the drivers and the riders had to face lot of trouble and inconvenience in taking their vehicles out of water. The traffic remained disrupted in the early part of the day today though by evening the sky was clear. The rain was so heavy in the afternoon that the roads were flooded with water. Waterlogging was seen on the main road near Rispana bridge. Apart from this, the underpass built on Ajabpur flyover was filled with water. Many vehicles were stuck there for sometime. The drivers and the riders managed to take out their vehicles with great difficulty. Water also entered the shops of people near Akashvani Kendra on Haridwar Bypass.