Red Alert: Heavy Rain in Dehradun, Pauri, and Tehri: 338 Roads, Including Four National Highways Closed

Red Alert: Heavy Rain in Dehradun, Pauri, and Tehri: 338 Roads, Including Four National Highways Closed

Heavy Rainfall Continues in Certain Uttarakhand Districts: Red Alert for Dehradun, Pauri, and Tehri; Yellow Alert for Haridwar, Nainital, Champawat, and Udham Singh Nagar” “Several districts in Uttarakhand are still experiencing heavy rainfall today. A red alert has been issued for Dehradun, Pauri, and Tehri districts, while a yellow alert has been issued for Haridwar, Nainital, Champawat, and Udham Singh Nagar.

According to the Meteorological Center, heavy rainfall is expected to continue across the entire state for the next two to three days. Director General Bikram Singh stated that a yellow alert for rainfall has been issued across the state until August 18th. He advised against unnecessary travel.

Ganga in Haridwar on High Alert Due to Rising Water Levels

Due to heavy rainfall, the Ganga River in Haridwar is approaching dangerous water levels. With a discharge of 210,678 cusecs of water from the Ganga, the situation remains critical here.

338 Roads, Including Four National Highways, Closed

Due to heavy rainfall, 338 roads, including four national highways, are closed in the state. This has significantly impacted life in the hilly regions. The road closures have led to travelers getting stranded at various locations. Loaneevi has deployed around 300 JCB machines to reopen roads.

According to information from Loaneevi, NH-119 is closed at four locations in Dhuma Kot. NH-707 is closed at multiple places between Bhatwari and New Tehri. NH-94 has two closures, one at Dabarkot and the other at Jhajhargad. Additionally, NH-125 is closed at two places due to slip-overs in Lohaghat. Chief Engineer Loaneevi, Deepak Kumar, mentioned that in the state, 39 state highways, 17 main district roads, 16 district roads, 146 rural roads, and 116 PWD roads are closed due to heavy rainfall. He pointed out that the efforts to open roads are facing challenges due to the continuous heavy rainfall.”

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