CAPITAL CITY DEHRADUN IS CUT OFF FROM PILGRIM CITY RISHIKESH FOLLOWING COLLAPSE OF HIGHWAY BRIDGE.

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– Jay Singh Rawat

Dehradun, 27 Aug .

A part of the Dehradun-Rishikesh bridge over the Jakhan river near Rani Pokhari village collapsed as heavy rains continued to lash parts of Uttarakhand on Friday.  A truck-turned turtle and a few others remained stranded even as a river continued to flow under the broken bridge. The Uttarakhand government is being accused of ignoring the dilapidated conditions of the old bridges. Several bridges have been collapsed in the last 5 years. It is alleged that the BJP government in the state is only eying on votes and ignoring its duty to save the lives and properties of its citizens.  

Uttarakhand has been witnessing heavy rains for the last few days. The Rishikesh-Devprayag, Rishikesh-Tehri, and Dehradun-Mussoorie roads have been closed due to landslides caused by heavy rainfall. Meanwhile, a couple of cars also washed away after the bridge collapsed on Dehradun Rishikesh Highway.

Uttarakhand has been witnessing heavy downpour for the past three-four days. Incessant rain in Dehradun for the last 48 hours has wreaked havoc because of which the Maldevata-Sahasradhara link road has been submerged in the river for several meters.

The Rishikesh-Devprayag, Rishikesh-Tehri, and Dehradun-Mussoorie roads have been closed due to landslides at several places. The police have also advised travelers to avoid these areas area till the weather becomes normal.  Meanwhile, Dehradun: The Rishikesh-Devprayag, Rishikesh-Tehri, and Dehradun-Mussoorie roads have been closed due to landslides at several places due to heavy rains pouring in for the last three to four days, said Uttarakhand Police on Friday. The police have also advised travelers to avoid these areas area till the weather becomes normal. National Highway 58 has also been closed from Tapovan to Maletha due to heavy rainfall in the area.

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