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Uttarakhand: Landslide blocks all-weather road in Pithoragarh

A massive landslide obstruct the all-climate Char Dham street at the Swala town in Pithoragarh on Monday and upset all vehicular development among Tanakpur and Champawat. The rescue work was begun following the rockslide however the steady felling of stones and garbage is blocking the speed of rebuilding works.

“A major piece of slope fell at Swala today (August 23). The felling of rocks and trash proceeded even four hours after the landslide. By our scale, the stretch will be cleared for traffic inside 72 hours,” LD Mathela, leader engineer, National Highways Authority of India, told TOI.

In the interim, a warning has been given to not use the Tanakpur-Champawat street. In instances of crisis, an individual is encouraged to take the Champawat-Devidhura-Haldwani road.

Source News By: The Times of India.