Landslide and Heavy Rains Disrupt Traffic and Cause Damage in Uttarakhand

Rishikesh-Badrinath Highway Closed Due to Landslide in Tehri Garhwal

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  • Landslide Halts Traffic on Highway.
  • Rising Waters Cause Chamoli Devastation.
  • Heavy Rains Disrupt Uttarakhand Life.

19 August 2023, Mumbai: Traffic has been brought to a standstill on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway-58 due to a significant landslide in the Totaghati area of Tehri Garhwal district. According to officials, the heavy landslide prompted the suspension of traffic along the Badrinath Highway. Tehri District Magistrate Mayur Dixit reported that efforts to clear the road were underway, but the scale of the landslide means that it might take some time to fully reopen the route.

Rising Water Levels Cause Havoc in Chamoli District

In Chamoli district, the Pindar River’s water level surged dramatically after a bout of intense rainfall in the region. The Pranmati River’s water level also rose beyond the danger mark due to heavy rain, leading to increased water flow in the Pindar River. Local authorities, including Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana, noted that this sudden rise caused panic among the local populace. The resulting floods damaged numerous houses and agricultural lands in the vicinity.

Dehradun’s Kaluwala Area Grapples with Heavy Rain Fallout

The Kaluwala area in Dehradun faced disruption as heavy rainfall wreaked havoc on normal life. Rainwater inundated houses and caused significant waterlogging on the streets. The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) reported that the incessant rains led to considerable inconvenience for residents in the area.

Chief Minister Surveys Flood-Impacted Areas

State Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami conducted an aerial survey of areas affected by floods, taking stock of the situation caused by heavy rains. Additionally, he monitored the rising water levels of the Ganga River in Rishikesh. The chief minister’s assessment comes as heavy monsoon rains have triggered landslides and flash floods across various parts of Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Grapples with Monsoon’s Fury

The state of Uttarakhand has been grappling with the aftermath of heavy monsoon rains, which have led to landslides and flash floods in multiple areas. The torrential downpours have disrupted normal life, causing damage to infrastructure, houses, and agricultural lands. The local authorities are working diligently to manage the situation and restore normalcy amid the challenges posed by the ongoing monsoon season.

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