At least 300 people have been left stranded following a landslide in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh on Thursday.
According to the report in NDTV, the landslide has left crucial road damaged.
“The travellers were left stranded in Dharchula and Gunji after the Lipulekh-Tawaghat road, 45 km above Dharchula, near Lakhanpur, was washed away 100 meters after a large part of the hill fell on the road,” it said.
It added: “On the outskirts of Pithoragarh, the Lipulekh-Tawaghat motor road, 45 km above Dharchula, near Lakhanpur, has been washed away 100 meters due to a landslide. About 300 people are trapped in Dharchula and Gunji.”
According to reports, the road is expected to be opened for traffic after two days.
The weather department has issued an alert for dust storm and thundershower Almora, Bageshwar, Chamoli, Champawat, Dehradun, Garhwal, Hardwar, Nainital, Pithoragarh, Rudraprayag, Tehri Garhwal, Udham Singh Nagar and Uttarkashi districts of the state, it said.
The police have also issued an advisory and has asked all the pilgrims to stay in safe places, it added.
"Pilgrims please stay at safe places, do not travel unnecessarily, and park vehicles at safe places, landslides/geo. Travel only when the weather is clear," they added, the report mentioned.
"All the devotees coming for Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham Yatra are requested to plan their journey after taking the weather forecast, keep rain cover, umbrella and woolen/warm clothes with them during the journey,” the report quoted the official communique.