Gangotri Highway: The closed road in Sunagar opened after 36 hours

The highway, which was closed at around 7.30 am on Monday morning, was opened for movement on Tuesday evening after the hard work of BRO workers and machines

Gangotri Highway: The closed road in Sunagar opened after 36 hours

Traffic has been restored after 36 hours on Tuesday evening on the Gangotri Highway, which was closed due to a heavy landslide near Sunagar. On Monday morning, the highway was blocked due to boulders and debris coming from the hill and about 20 meters of the highway was washed away in the river. The strategically important Gangotri Highway connects forward posts on the Indo-China border along with Gangotri Dham and several villages of Upala Taknor area. Due to boulders and debris coming from the hill in Sunagar without rain, it is becoming a problem for the smooth movement in this highway.


The highway, which was closed at around 7.30 am on Monday morning, was opened for movement on Tuesday evening after the hard work of BRO workers and machines. Blasting has been carried out here to remove big boulders. District Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal said that smooth movement on the highway has been restored. Several vehicles stuck on both sides have got relief after the news.

Childbirth victim trapped due to highway closure, police and SDRF helped


The police and SDRF team proved to be an angel for a pregnant woman stuck at the other end of the highway due to landslide closure. The team got the delivery victim safely crossed the landslide area and sent her to the district hospital. After the pregnant woman from Mukhba village complains of labor pain, the family members were bringing the woman to Uttarkashi for a check-up, but after reaching Sunagar they realize that the highway is closed due to heavy boulders and debris. Seeing the victim suffer, the police and SDRF team took the woman out of the vehicle amidst the risk and slowly crossed the landslide zone on foot. After this, the delivery victim was sent to the hospital. SI Girish Badoni, Constable Pradeep, Sovendra Pal and Rajesh Rawat were in the team.