Highlights:

  • · Heavy rainfall and flash floods led to severe damage and traffic disruption on Pithoragarh-Tawaghat National Highway
  • · A team of 80 BRO personnel along with JCBs and excavators are deployed for restoration work
  • · Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami paid a visit to Dharchula to review the restoration work
  • · Progress has been made on the foot tracks by the BRO team to restore pedestrian movement

On August 30, major damages occurred in the remote town of Dharchula in Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand as flash floods and heavy rainfall washed away approximately 500 meters of roads in the Dobat area in Pithoragarh-Tawaghat National Highway. The place witnessed unprecedented rainfall in the last week of August.

A special team from Project Hirak has been deployed by the BRO to undertake immediate rehabilitation of workers and clear the blockages. Currently, a task force of 80 BRO personnel and several excavators along with JCBs are working to restore the damage.

On September 1, 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami paid a visit to Dharchula to review the restoration work undertaken by the BRO. He was briefed by the Task Force Commander of BRO on the breaches on the road and the rehabilitation work.

The foot tracks on the damaged roads have already been constructed by the BRO in the meantime to enable pedestrian movement. They are providing food packets to the locals as a humanitarian act.

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