Caught on camera: Bridge collapses in Uttarakhand’s Ramnagar amid heavy rains

Uttarakhand has been witnessing heavy rainfall over the past few days due to which major rivers including the Ganga, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Sarada, Mandakini, and Kosi are flowing above danger levels

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First Published6 Jul 2024, 10:06 PM IST
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A bridge collapsed in Uttarakhand's Ramnagar earlier on Saturday amid heavy rainfall.

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Uttarakhand has been witnessing heavy rainfall over the past few days due to which major rivers including the Ganga, Alaknanda, Bhagirathi, Sarada, Mandakini, and Kosi are flowing above danger levels.

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Daily life in the state has been badly affected due to the inclement weather. More than 100 roads have been closed across the state.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a red alert on Friday for extremely heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand and other states, including Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.

Also Read | Monsoon tracker: IMD predicts ’very heavy’ rainfall over Uttarakhand

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It had predicted heavy (64.5-115.5 m) to very heavy (115.5-204.44 mm) and extremely heavy rainfall (204.4 mm) from July 3 to July 6 for Uttarakhand.

On July 7, the state is expected to receive isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall, the IMD had said.

Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday held a meeting with the Kumaon Commissioner, connected virtually from his camp office, and inquired about the situation at various places in the state after heavy rains.

The chief minister has directed the officials to keep the district and tehsil administration on 24x7 alert for relief and rescue work in case of disaster.

In case of waterlogging, proper arrangements should be made for the stay and food of the disaster affected areas, he added.

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Further, Dhami said constant contact should be maintained with the control room set up at the tehsil level and in case of closure of roads, arrangements should be made to open them immediately.

He also directed the officials to decide to open and close schools only based on the warning of the meteorological department and local weather-related activities.

The State Emergency Operation Centre said landslides had blocked 88 rural motorable roads, two border roads, one state highway and the national highway leading to the Badrinath temple.

The Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway was blocked at Lambagad -- an area highly vulnerable to landslides.

In Rudraprayag district, debris from a landslide blocked the opening of an old tunnel on Friday.

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First Published:6 Jul 2024, 10:06 PM IST
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