SDRF rescues stranded people due to waterlogging in Uttarakhand’s Laksar


On Thursday, the Uttarakhand State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) helped residents who were trapped in Laksar because of flooding and waterlogging brought on by nonstop rain. Children, women, and the elderly were among those saved. The SDRF crew learned that there are numerous locations where individuals are stranded as a result of waterlogging in the Laksar region. The SDRF’s flood rescue team responded to the information, arrived to the scene with rafts and other supplies, and quickly conducted a rescue operation to move numerous families stranded in the rising waters to a safe area.
Rescue efforts by the SDRF were still in progress in Main Bazaar, Laksar Basedi Road, Adarsh Colony, and other flooded locations.
Meanwhile, the Badrinath National Highway (NH-7) was blocked following incessant rainfall in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. The road was blocked after boulders and debris fell from the hill, on the highway near Pipalkotim, officials informed on Thursday morning.
The same highway was blocked at other several other places including Pagalnala, Gulabkoti and Helang following landslides triggered by heavy rainfall. Taking precautionary measures Chamoli district administration stopped pilgrims at safer places like Gauchar, Karnprayag, and Nandprayag.
As the monsoon fury continued over the northwestern Himalayan region, several roads were blocked and many were stuck and stranded on account of landslides. Even in the face of nature’s fury and unforgiving elements, people tried to navigate dangerous stretches, risking their lives.
In Dharali on the Gangotri Highway, drivers at the wheels of big commercial vehicles risked their lives trying to commute on the highway.
The State Disaster Operation Centre at the state secretariat was keeping an eye on the prevailing situation in the wake of alerts from the Met department, officials said.