Pithoragarh, July 19, 2015
Two houses were damaged in Kapkot subdivision of Bageshwar district due to 88 mm of heavy rain last evening that led to a sudden rise in the Saryu water level. The Munsiyari to Thal road remained closed for over eight hours in Pithoragarh district and Dhela river water entered houses in Kashipur after nearby barrage that was overflowing due to heavy rain was opened, sources said.
Six village roads in Bageshwar district remained closed, causing difficulties to villagers. “Most of the roads in the district have become muddy in the absence of proper drainage of rainwater,” said Navin Mamgain, president of the traders’ body in Bageshwar.
In Kashipur, the local administration swung into action after some houses at lower areas of the town were flooded by rainwater, which increased after water was released from the nearby overflowing barrage.
In Pithoragarh, the Munsiyari to Thal road remained closed for over eight hours due to a landslide at the Haraila bend near Thal town, causing difficulties to regular commuters and tourists. “We have demanded a concrete bridge at the Haraila bend which is landslide prone,” said Jagat Singh Barthwal, a local resident.
Courtesy: The Tribune