200 meters of the all-weather road collapsed in the first rain near Badethi
The construction work of All Weather Road has been done till Chungi Badethi. The work of the all-weather road is stalled as the area beyond this being an eco-sensitive zone
A large part of the All-Weather Road in Uttarkashi's Badathi has collapsed, threatening about half a dozen houses. Local residents have also raised questions on the quality of the road construction work. On the other hand, departmental officials say that instructions have been given to the concerned executive body to fix it immediately.
The construction work of All-Weather Road has been done till Chungi Badethi. The work of the all-weather road is stalled as the area beyond this is an eco-sensitive zone. The construction work of the all-weather road has been completed just a few months ago in Badathi, about two km from the district headquarters, but in the first rain, only more than 200 meters of the all-weather road has been submerged.
There are deep cracks on the road. Local resident Dheerajmani Nautiyal, DP Uniyal said that the drinking water line passing inside the buttress is also leaking, which has increased the danger.
Chandramani Nautiyal said that several times a complaint has been made in this regard to the concerned contractor as well as the BRO, but no action is being taken. At the same time, BRO Commander Vinod Srivastava said that the payment of the concerned executive organization has been stopped. Instructions have been given to the executing agency to fix it soon.
Dharasu Tarakote Jibya road blocked at many places
Due to rain, the Dharasu Tarakote Jibya motorway has been blocked at many places. A residential house has also come under threat due to the landslide. The common road leading to Jamola forest and Panghat Hauda Tok under the road has also been blocked.
Villagers Bhajan Singh Panwar, Chandan Singh Panwar, Praveen Panwar, Ujjwal Singh, Sohan Das, Bhagwan, Bir Singh, Sumer Singh told that the drinking water tank above Suri is also in danger due to landslide on the road. He said that if it continues to rain like this, then there may be a danger of life and property.
The villagers are unable to take their cattle for plowing and feeding in the forest due to the collapse of the common roads in landslides. The villagers have appealed to the government to solve the problem.