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Delhi-Pauri highway remains closed for third day

Last Updated: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:36

Muzaffarnagar: The Delhi-Pauri highway
remained inaccessible for the third consecutive day Friday due
to overflow of the river Ganga at Beraj near Bijnore,
officials said here.
The highway, which is the main link between Uttar Pradesh
and Uttarakhand, was closed as the water level of the river
Ganga had risen above danger mark in several places in UP and
overflowed, submerging several roads and bridges.

Additional District Magistrate Ravinder Godbole said that
the rescue operations are on and the people in affected areas
were being moved to safer places.
Villages affected by the floods include Mahrajnagar,
Lalpur, Rehadwa, Majlistofirpur, Chohapur and Sitabpuri.


First Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:36

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