Dehradun: Monsoon is wreaking havoc on the roads in the state. On Saturday, the highway opened and closed throughout the day in the active landslide zone at Sirohbagad in Chamoli district. At the same time, an alert of heavy rain is going on in four districts of the state.
The hilly districts of the state received mostly light rain on Saturday with light snowfall in the plains. At the same time, on Sunday (today), there is a possibility of rain and thunder in the hilly districts of the state.
According to the bulletin issued on Saturday from the Meteorological Center, there is a possibility of heavy rain at isolated places in the mountainous areas of Uttarakhand on Sunday.
At the same time, light to moderate rain and thunderstorm warnings have been issued in Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri, Nainital, Champawat, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar.
At the same time, similar rain has been predicted at isolated places in the rest of the districts of the state. The Center has issued a warning of heavy rain in Doon, Nainital, Champawat and Bageshwar districts.
Out of 112 roads closed till late Friday night, 26 roads have been opened in the state while 57 more roads were closed till Saturday evening. A total of 169 roads were closed in the state till evening. 244 JCB machines have been pressed into service to open the roads. All national highways leading to the four Dhams are open.
No national highway was closed in the state till Saturday evening. In Chamoli’s active landslide zone in Sirohbagad, the highway opened, closed throughout the day. Apart from this, 16 major roads, six district motorways, six other district roads, 64 rural roads (civil) and 77 roads in the state are closed under PMGSY. JCB machines are working to open the closed roads. 78 on National Highways, 13 on State Highways, eight on District Roads, seven on Other District Roads, 58 on Rural Roads and 80 on PMGSY Roads.
Dhautari Kamad Ayarkhal Motor Road under Uttarkashi, Karnprayag Nauti Paithani Motor Road in Gauchar, Khirsu Khedakhal Kandai Khankara Motor Road in Rudraprayag, Mayali Guptkashi Motor Road, Guptkashi-Kalimath-Kotma-Jal-Chaumasi Road in Ukhimath and Chakrata-Lakha Mandal in Dehradun, Daragarh-Kathiyan road and Minas Atal motorway. All these routes are closed due to slip and boulders.