A massive landslide in the area…
On Thursday, 01 June 2023, Nearly, 300 travelers are stuck in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand as an important connecting road got washed away due to a landslide.
The travellers were left stranded in Dharchula and Gunji after the Lipulekh-Tawaghat road, 45 km above Dharchula, near Lakhanpur, was washed away 100 meters after a large part of the hill fell on the road.
"On the outskirts of Pithoragarh, the Lipulekh-Tawaghat motor road, 45 km above Dharchula, near Lakhanpur, has been washed away 100 meters due to a landslide.
About 300 people are trapped in Dharchula and Gunji," news agency ANI reported quoting the district administration.
According to reports, the road is expected to be opened to the public after two days.
The weather department has issued an alert for dust storms and thundershowers in Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi districts of the state.
The police have issued an advisory and have asked all the tourists to stay in safe places.
"Pilgrims please stay at safe places, do not travel, and park vehicles at safe places. Travel only when the weather is almost clear," they added.
"All the devotees coming for Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham Yatra are requested to plan their journey after checking the weather forecast, keep raincoats and covers, umbrella, and woolen clothes with them during the journey," they added.