The convergence point of Sangamchatti and Agoda, the Kelshu Valley road, has remained closed for two months. Consequently, taxi and max operators in the region are grappling with a crisis due to the lack of vehicle movement. Vehicle owners and drivers express their frustration, stating that their vehicles have been stationary for two months due to the road closure, yet the concerned authorities have taken no steps to reopen the route.
Taxi and max operators from around the Assi Ganga Valley, including Ramkrishna Rawat, Rajesh Rawat, Jaswant Panwar, Kamal Singh, Sahadev Singh, among others, have conveyed that these vehicles constitute their sole source of income. However, with the road remaining closed, their vehicles remain idle at their homes. Approximately seven max vehicles that connect Bhangkoli and Agoda villages have been out of operation for two months. Ramkrishna Rawat shared that initially, there was an issue with a landslide zone between Nauganv and Bhangkoli, and now a new landslide-prone area has become active. Additionally, Aashish Bhatt, the Executive Engineer of PMGSY, mentioned that continuous rainfall has led to multiple landslide-prone zones becoming active. The department is actively engaged in efforts to reopen the road.