Dehradun: More than 60 families were shifted to safer places in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand after heavy rains lashed several areas, resulting in landslides. The families were moved out of six villages in Chamoli district on the directions of District Magistrate V Sahnmugam, officials said.

It has been learnt from the government sources that out of 2,092 roads damaged in the last month’s flash floods, 1,710 have been thrown open to public.
Meanwhile, former Uttarakhand CM Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank had a narrow escape when a landslide hit the Netali Maneri Marg in Uttarkashi district, when he was on a tour to assess the situation, said District Magistrate Pankaj Pandey.
BJP sources said that Nishank, along with his supporters, was on foot as roads in the area had suffered extensive damage in the floods. A total of 3,729 villages, out of 4,200 which were cut off, have been connected by roads, it said. The authorities were working on a war footing to restore road connectivity to 471 villages, besides repairing 382 damaged roads.
The Centre has earmarked Rs 300 crore to Border Road Organisation (BRO) for reconstruction of roads. Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan, who was on a day-long visit in Dehradun, said that a local office of the Ministry of Environment and Forests will be opened in Dehradun for expeditious transfer of land for reconstruction of damaged infrastructure.


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