The idol made of Lord Bholenath has once again started drowning in water. Meanwhile, Ram Jhula has been closed for movement on Thursday.
Rishikesh: Ganga river is in spate due to incessant rains. Ganga is flowing above the danger mark in Rishikesh and Haridwar. Due to continuous increase in the water level of Ganga, landslides are taking place in the coastal areas. The idol made of Lord Bholenath has once again started drowning in water. Due to river erosion, the supporting wire of Ram Jhula Bridge in Rishikesh broke, after which the movement of vehicles on Ram Jhula has been stopped. This Ram Jhula of Rishikesh remains the center of attraction for the tourists coming here, but after stopping the movement on the bridge, the people here are now waiting for the reduction in the water level of the Ganga so that the bridge can be repaired. Ram Jhula has been closed for movement.
Due to heavy rains, a crack has developed near the foundation of Ram Jhula bridge in Munikireti area. It is believed that this crack has come due to the rise of Ganga. From the point of view of security, the movement of tourists has been stopped on the Ram Jhula bridge on the instructions of the SDM. The police have started barricading the tourists to stop them from going to the Ram Jhula bridge.
Ram Jhula bridge is the center of faith of tourists
Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula bridge both remain the center of attraction for any tourist who arrives in Rishikesh to visit or bathe in the Ganges. Every tourist wants to visit both the bridges, the beauty of the bridge is even more worth seeing during the night, so most of the tourists go for a walk on the Ram Jhula bridge, but due to the crack in the sleep of the bridge, the tourists are not allowed to visit it at the moment. You will get disappointment. Now tourists will not be able to roam on Ram Jhula bridge for a few days.
This is the history of Ram Jhula
The construction of Ram Jhula bridge started from 07 March 1985 which was completed on 05 April 1986. Built at a cost of 1.02 crores in the then state of Uttar Pradesh, this bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the state at that time. The bridge was constructed by the Uttar Pradesh Government Works Department.
The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow alert for rain in seven districts for the next 24 hours. According to the department, there is a possibility of heavy rain with thunder and lightning in Dehradun, Tehri, Pauri, Nainital, Bageshwar, Champawat and Pithoragarh of the state. Light rain may occur in other districts.