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Uttarakhand: After 7 consecutive hours of torrential rains in Dehradun, the situation worsened

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Dehradun: After 7 hours of continuous rain in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand, a flood-like situation has arisen on the roads. People’s homes have been flooded. The rain wreaked havoc from village to city. In Khabarwala near Mata Santala Devi temple, more than 40 houses were filled with debris due to heavy rains.

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People came out of their homes to save their lives. On the other hand, the SDRF team is holding the front. On the information of heavy rain in Khabarwala ahead of Jaintanwala, Minister Ganesh Joshi reached the spot along with the officers.

Here the relief and rescue teams started work. Joshi said that there was no loss of life or property in Khabarwala. Debris has entered most of the houses in the village and the road is closed.

Cloudburst-like situation

SDM Gopal Ram Binwal said that a cloudburst-like situation occurred near the Santala Devi temple, about 15 km from the city. There is no loss of life or property at this time, but people’s homes have been flooded with water and debris. The damage assessment is being done along with relief and rescue. During this, District Panchayat Vice President Deepak Pundir, former head Nain Singh Panwar, Prem Panwar, Anurag etc. were there. On the other hand, due to heavy rains, there was damage in many areas including Patharia Peer in Vijay Colony. Minister Joshi reached the spot at night and took stock of the damage.

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The minister directed the officers over phone that immediate flood protection works should be done on priority. On the other hand, water got flooded in Siddharth Vihar Kandoli. Senior Congress leader and former MLA Rajkumar also inspected the affected areas at night. He expressed displeasure over the non-compliance of relief work on time. Here, Adhoiwala councilor Sanjeev Malhotra said that many houses in his area have suffered heavy damage due to rain water entering.

Intermittent rain in Nainital

On the other hand, it is raining intermittently in Nainital. Due to which there was a landslide again on Tuesday afternoon near the Veerbhatti bridge. The Haldwani-Almora highway was again disrupted after the Veerbhatti bridge opened for five hours. In such a situation, the movement of heavy vehicles going towards Almora has been stopped. The new bridge under construction here is under threat due to the landslide happening just above the Veerbhatti bridge. In fact, three years ago, a gas cylinder truck had become a victim of an accident on the Virbhatti bridge.
In which this bridge has been badly damaged. Since then, work was being carried out here only through the temporary bailey bridge.

A year ago, the NH started the construction of a new bridge here at a cost of four crores. Now the bridge construction is in its final stage but due to frequent landslides here debris is affecting its foundation. According to Assistant Engineer Deepak Tiwari, the landslide is not stopping. Due to this the construction of the new bridge is being affected. Water entered several houses in Kishannagar’s Loharwala on Tuesday night. People were forced to spend the night sitting on chairs in their homes.

Debris is falling intermittently on the road near Baldia Khan on the Haldwani-Nainital highway. Due to the closure of the road, vehicles are stuck at various places. On Tuesday, 25 mm of rain was recorded in Nainital. According to Pratap Bisht, in-charge of the Meteorological Center, the maximum temperature of the city was recorded at 24 and the minimum temperature was 10 degrees Celsius. Ramesh Gaida, in-charge of the Nainijheel control room, said that the water level of the lake was recorded 11 feet 10 and a half inches for the second consecutive day. A warning of heavy rain has also been issued.

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