Uttarakhand’s Tawaghat-Lipulekh national highway was blocked due to debris accumulated after a massive landslide in the Pithoragarh area on Friday evening. All travellers were safe and no loss of life or property was reported. Travellers were waiting for regular vehicle movements.
People are sharing this massive landslide on social media. One Chaudhary Parvez wrote that a landslide in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh blocked the Tawaghat Lipulekh road after a part of the hill came crashing down near Najang on Friday evening.
According to the media reports, Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 180-feet bailey bridge in the Jauljibi sector of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand in less than three weeks despite frequent landslides and heavy rains. It connected 20 villages instantly.
One Aprajita Chaudhary shared a video of heavy rainfall in Uttrakhand on Twitter. She wrote that Dehradun’s roads turned into rivers due to heavy rainfall in the Chandrabani Chayola area. Heavy rains have caused havoc in many districts of Uttarakhand last 24 hours, especially in the Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, Nainital and Champawat districts of the state.
On September 22, NH 109 were blocked due to the landslide near Tarsali village in Rudraprayag in the state. However, no casualties were reported. Reports said that long queues of vehicles formed on both sides of the road due to this landslide incident.
District Magistrate Mayur Dixit said that all the passengers were stopped at safe places. The work of opening the highway was being done by national highway officials.
On August 2021, at least seven people were killed and several injured in a landslide incident in Joshi village of Dharchula sub0division of Pithoragarh.
DM Ashish Chauhan had said that the disaster occurred in Jamri and Tarkot hamlets in Jumma village when heavy rains led to debris and muck hitting the houses.
Pithoragarh district has been receiving incessant rainfall for several weeks, leading to landslide incidents. Heavy rains have caused a lot of destruction in the state. Several roads have been closed due to debris and landslides.