March 20, 2023

Some of the stranded folks, heading for Haldwani, are being despatched there by way of Devidhura. (Representational)


Landslides triggered by heavy rains alongside the Tanakpur-Ghat nationwide freeway in Uttarakhand’s Champawat district have left round 150 folks stranded, an official stated on Wednesday.

As visitors remained blocked at Vishramghat on the freeway until late Tuesday evening, the district administration made preparations for the keep of the stranded folks in Champawat, District Disaster Management Officer Manoj Pandey stated.

Landslides occurred at eight factors alongside the freeway on Tuesday bringing mounds of particles onto the highway. Though the particles was cleared at seven factors by Tuesday night, the rocks and boulders in Vishramghat couldn’t be cleared until midnight regardless of efforts, Mr Pandey stated.

Efforts to clear the rubble on the highway in Vishramghat have been resumed on Wednesday morning with the assistance of earth transferring machines and a loader he stated.

Some of the stranded folks, who have been headed for Haldwani, are being despatched there by way of Devidhura, he stated.

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