Dehradun: Following heavy rainfall in Uttarakhand, students in Pauri now use rope trolley to cross the Alaknanda river, to go to their schools and come back home. Due to the heavy downpour in Srinagar and other areas, Alaknanda river is flowing close to the danger mark.
While roads have been blocked due to landslides, so the students have no other choice but to risk their lives and use trolley tied across a rope to reach their schools
One of the students told ANI, “To go to school we have to cross the river using a rope trolley, we feel scared but have no option.” “Sometimes the rope gets stuck and we are stranded. We feel afraid and also get late for school,” another student added.
Uttarakhand has been hit by heavy rains and landslides. Due to the recent spell of heavy rains, largescale damage has been caused in different parts of the state.
Presenting a preliminary estimate of the extent of damage caused by the recent spell of heavy rains before Prime Minister, Rawat said losses worth Rs 1000 crore have been inflicted on the state this rainy season which is likely to rise up to Rs 1,500 crore by the end of September.
Apart from loss of precious human lives in Pithoragarh, Uttarkashi, and Chamoli districts, there was great damage to property and infrastructure.