Gangotri-Yamunotri National Highway Impeded Amid Landslides
28 July, 2023 | Anamika Singh Parihar
An official stated on Friday that on Gangotri-Yamunotri National Highway, the traffic was slowed down and disrupted as a result of the region’s landslides and the accumulation of debris.Uttar...
An official stated on Friday that on Gangotri-Yamunotri National Highway, the traffic was slowed down and disrupted as a result of the region’s landslides and the accumulation of debris.
Uttarkashi District Disaster Management Officer while sharing the accounts of the situation said Due to landslides and falling debris in numerous spots around the area, travel on the Gangotri and Yamunotri National Highway was suspended on Friday.
According to an official “Traffic on the Gangotri Highway was closed due to debris falling at Dharasu, while traffic on the Yamunotri Highway was halted amid landslides and debris falling at various places, including Dabarkot and Jhar Jhar Gad.”
As a large amount of water and debris collected in Chail Gadere in Lata village in Himachal Pradesh, the Chamiala-Budhakedar Motor Road has been closed. Due to rising water levels of the Gadere River, water and debris entered 5-6 houses said a DDM officer of Tehri District. He further added that nearly 0.250 hectares of agricultural land, owned by 15-16 families has been destroyed. However, no casualties were reported.
Earlier on July 26 officials said, the reason behind the persistent debris falling on the Gangotri-Yamunotri National Highway was due to continuous rainfall that wreaked havoc situation in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.
As per the Chamoli Police, Due to the periodic rains, a 60–70 meters section of the Badrinath Highway, Kameda, was washed out and impassable to cars. Numerous commuters, including tourists and locals, were stranded on both sides of the roadway, according to the police.