National highways blocked due to landslide in Uttarkashi

  • | Thursday | 6th August, 2020

Concerned departments began the road opening work on Wednesday and resorted traffic movement at Gangotri highway and a few other roads.

More than half-a-dozen roads, including the Gangotri national highway, remained blocked due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Uttarkashi distrct. The highway was shut since Tuesday, impacting movement to the shrine town.

According to sources, traffic movement at the Gangotri highway got interrupted after heavy landslides at swarigad region of Bhatwari block, cutting off nearly one dozen villages from the district headquarters. Similarly, landslides in several other places blocked as many as eight link roads of the district, including Kamad Ayarkhal, Bhela Tipri, Dharasu Jogat, Dhauntari Siri and Bhukki Kujjan areas, adding to the troubles of local villagers.

Meanwhile, concerned departments began the road opening work on Wednesday and resorted traffic movement at Gangotri highway and a few other roads.



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