The situation in Uttarakhand doesn’t seem to be improving at all. Due to heavy rain in the state, a section of the highway was washed away. Because of this, travellers on both sides of the Uttarakhand highway are now trapped. The Indian Meteorological Department or the IMD has also issued an orange alert for the state on the 20th of July. This means that people should try their best to not venture outside as it may be dangerous.
Uttarakhand: Gairsain-Karnaprayad National Highway Washed Away
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According to a recent article published by Latestly, a part of the National High 109 in Chamoli was washed away due to heavy rains in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This happened on the night of Thursday, the 20th of July, as per the Chamoli police.
People on both sides travelling between Gairsain and Karnaprayad as well as Nainital are now trapped. This has led to forming of long queues of vehicles on both sides of the highway. It is hoped that the authorities will soon take action to improve the situation.
The IMD also issued an orange alert yesterday for the state. It also advised people to stay away from flowing water bodies like rivers and rivulets as well as rain drains. The section of the highway which was washed away was 15 metres long and located near Kalimati.
Badrinath National Highway Also Blocked
According to an article recently published by The Economic Times, the Badrinath National Highway has also been shut. This is because debris keeps falling on the road near Chamoli’s Chhinka located in Uttarakhand.
The northern states of India are experiencing some of the worst weather in the country. Many regions have been battered by incessant rains. Many homes in Delhi have been washed away in the rains and people have been rendered destitute.
Temporary camps have been set up in many regions of Delhi but because of constant rains, they are very wet and uncomfortable. People are facing harsh conditions and barely have access to food and water.
Do you know anybody who is trapped in Uttarakhand? Let us know in the comments below!
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