Landslide at Badrinath national highway as incessant rains lash Uttarakhand

The landslide at Uttarakhand’s Badrinath national highway has disrupted the traffic and an operation to clear the route is underway, officials said.
A landslide occurred at Badrinath national highway in Bajpur of Chamoli district on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
A landslide occurred at Badrinath national highway in Bajpur of Chamoli district on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 09:37 AM IST
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Chamoli | ByAsian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

A landslide occurred at Uttarakhand’s Badrinath national highway in Bajpur of the Chamoli district on Thursday, due to incessant rainfall.

Landslide on the highway has disrupted the traffic movement, and an operation to clear the route is underway, officials said.

On July 16, the Badrinath Highway at Pagal Nala and Lam Bagar in Chamoli district was blocked due to falling of boulders after heavy rainfall.

 

The highway connects Gangotri to Uttarkashi and road movement is often affected due to landslides during heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that patches of moderate to intense convection lie over Uttarakhand adjoining Northwest Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Northeast Uttar Pradesh.

“Latest Satellite imagery and Radar imagery show patches of moderate to intense convection lies over Uttarakhand adjoining Northwest Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Northeast Uttar Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam, and Meghalaya, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Lakshadweep area,” the IMD tweeted. (ANI)

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