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Uttarakhand: Water level in Nayar River rises after heavy rains; many routes blocked

Uttarakhand rains

Dehradun, Aug 5: Incessant rains have resulted in rising of water level in rivers and also disrupted the annual Badrinath and Kailash Mansarovar yatra in Uttarakhand as routes have been blocked at many places following landslides, an official said on Saturday.

The Badrinath highway has been closed at the Lambagad area in Chamoli district. The 14th group of pilgrims to the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been held up at Didihaat.

However, the Sikh pilgrimage to the Hemkund Saheb was progressing fine as the routes leading to it were clear.

Heavy rains lead to rising water in Ganga river and also in other rivers in the state. The water level in Nayar River is also on the rise after heavy, incessant rainfall in Satpuli.

Cloud burst at Kunigaad in Gairsaind has flattened two houses and a woman has gone missing, a district official said.

Rudraprayag continues to witness heavy rains and the Gaurikund highway has been blocked at many places, leading to disruption of the Kedarnath Yatra.yatraThe Gangotri and Yamunotri pilgrimages are progressing as the routes are clear despite rains lashing that part of the state, an official said.

The Pauri-Kotdwar highway has been blocked due to debris near Gumkhaal. The Rishikesh-Gangotri route was blocked on Friday near Agrakhaal for some time but has been cleared now.

According to the flood control units, the Ganga river was flowing above the danger levels at Haridwar and it was 40 cm above the warning level in Rishikesh.

After warning of heavy rains in Almorah, all schools up to Class 12 have been closed for the next few days.

Wefornews Bureau

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