Rains lash Uttarakhand, landslides block roads

Fresh landslides triggered by rains in Uttarakhand on Monday blocked national highways leading to Badrinath and Gangotri.

Last Updated: Jul 11, 2011, 18:24 PM IST

Dehra Dun: Fresh landslides triggered by
rains in Uttarakhand on Monday blocked national highways leading
to Badrinath and Gangotri.

The landslides blocked Rishikesh-Badrinath national
highway at Karnprayag area in Chamoli district and Rishikesh-
Gangotri road at Gangnani area in Uttarkashi, officials said.

Personnel from Border Road Organisation and Public Works
Department have been pressed into service to clear the debris
and reopen the routes for the traffic, they said.

Meanwhile, most parts of Uttarakhand continued to receive
rains that have claimed 15 lives so far this season in the
state.

PTI