Another cloudburst in Uttarakhand, several houses damaged

Dehradun, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 12 July 2013, 02:40 PM

Another cloudburst occurred on Friday in Nailchami near Ghansali, a town in Tehri Garhwal district in Uttarakhand. Many houses in Thela, Thati and Pundoli villages were reportedly damaged due to heavy rains in the area.

Earlier, debris brought over by overnight rains blocked the Badrinath National Highway at two points near Nandprayag and Gauchar on Friday but clear weather led to resumption of air relief operations in affected areas.

Heavy overnight rains in Chamoli district brought mud and slush on to the Badrinath highway, blocking it near Nandprayag and Gauchar, officials said.

However, efforts are on to clear the route by BRO personnel.

With the 14-km trek route to Kedarnath totally washed away in the recent calamity in Uttarakhand, the Army has begun the exercise of building an alternative 20-km route to the Himalayan shrine.

The exercise was launched at the request of civil administration and NDRF to find out an alternative to the traditional route, an official note from the Army said.

First Published: Friday, July 12, 2013 02:37 PM
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