Dehradun : The picturesque state of Uttarakhand is facing a crisis as heavy rains and landslides wreak havoc in the region, resulting in the closure of the Gangotri National Highway. A massive landslide near Dharasu Bandh in Purana Thana has disrupted traffic, leaving many vehicles stranded on the road and bringing traffic to a standstill.
The disaster management team in Uttarakhand has been working tirelessly to address the situation. However, restoring traffic on the affected highway poses a significant challenge due to the dangerous conditions in the landslide area. District Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal assured that measures are being taken to clear the route, but the process might be delayed to ensure the safety of all involved.
Adding to the woes, the River Ganga is overflowing once again due to incessant rains in the hilly areas. The non-stop rainfall for the past nine days has led to multiple landslides and cloudbursts, resulting in a rise in water levels in the rivers. Areas along the banks of the Ganges, such as Mayakund, Chandrabhaga, and Chandrashwar Nagar, are under threat of flooding, prompting officials to remain vigilant.
The Uttarakhand government has issued instructions to the rescue personnel to exercise the utmost caution while conducting operations in the affected areas. The safety and well-being of the residents and travellers in the region are of paramount importance.
As the situation remains precarious, authorities are closely monitoring the weather and water levels to take the necessary precautions and ensure the safety of the public. The disaster management teams are working tirelessly to clear the affected areas and restore normalcy as soon as possible.
Residents and travellers in Uttarakhand are urged to exercise caution and adhere to the instructions issued by the local authorities during this challenging period. The state government is closely coordinating rescue and relief efforts to mitigate the impact of the natural calamities and provide necessary assistance to those affected.