Normal life was paralyzed in different parts of Uttarakhand as heavy rain lashed the hill state on Friday. Landslide blocked the movement of the traffic. Over one hundred roads were blocked and local administration was making efforts to make the road functional.
According to the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority’s daily report, a total of 102 roads were blocked till Friday morning. Twenty-two roads were obstructed in Chamoli,21 other in Pithoragarh, 15 in Dehradun, 9 in Tehri, 11 in Pauri, 5 in Almora, 7 in Nainital, six each at Bageshwar and Champawat districts.
The Yamunotri highway remains blocked for the 6th consecutive day at Dabarkot due to active landslide. The pilgrims visiting the Yamunotri shrine have to undertake an alternative route through Trikhali-Kulsala-Sayanichatti. Walking through rough patches and waterfall the tourists reach the shrine.
The road condition has badly affected the tourist arrival in Yamunotri. A small number of devotes, total 25, visited the Yamunotri shrine on Thursday. While the number was 2971 at Gangotri, 4387 at Badrinath and 220 pilgrims visited Kedarnath on 26 July.
Heavy rain has caused damage to property in different parts of the hill state. This season the situation of Pithoragarh remains grim. Over four hundred affected persons are presently staying in relief camps in Pithoragarh (324 persons) and Chamoli districts (99 persons).