Rainfall is continuing in Uttarakhand for the past 24 hours. Public life in the state has become disrupted due to incessant rains. According to the Meteorological Department, there is no hope for the relief in the coming days. Bikram Singh, director of the State Meteorological Center, said that heavy rainfall is expected in the state in the next 24 hours. Given the situation, the government has issued an alert too. At the same time, keeping in view the possibility of heavy rains, holiday has been declared in the schools of the capital, Dehradun.
The highest impact of the rain is on the roads. More than 100 roads in the state are closed due to debris. The Chardham Yatra has virtually come to a stop. Due to the closure of road at Lambagad, Badrinath Highway was closed for nearly three hours in the morning, there was also no movement on the Kedarnath National Highway near Rampur for some time. Though the Gangotri highway is smooth, but devotees have to walk on foot due to the Yamunotri passage near Jankichatti being covered with landslide. Yamunotri is about 11 kilometers away.
Due to the continuous rains, the rivers of Garhwal and Kumaon have turned into raging torrents. Along with Gauri, Kali, Saryu and Sharada, the water level of Bhagirathi, Alaknanda, Pindar, Mandakini and Nandakini has increased. People are alarmed seeing the water levels of rivers in the mountains. In Haridwar and Rishikesh, the Ganga is flowing near the warning line. Given the situation, the administration has issued an alert for people living on the river banks. According to the administration, the water level of Ganga is constantly being monitored.