The bridge over Ranipokhari at Rishikesh-Jolly Grant airport collapsed. Several vehicles were passing over the bridge at that time. There have been reports of vehicles drifting. Some vehicles got stuck in the broken part of the bridge and some overturned.
Dehradun: Ranipokhari bridge broken, many vehicles fell down, many people injured..
Ranipokhari bridge broken, many vehicles fell down, many people injured..Some vehicles also went down due to the collapse of the bridge, due to which some people are reported to be injured.
The Ranipokhari bridge connecting Dehradun to Rishikesh collapsed like a pack of cards. Some vehicles also went down due to the collapse of the bridge, due to which some people are reported to be injured. Here , due to the collapse of this bridge of Ranipokhari , those coming from Dehradun to Rishikesh or Rishikesh will now have to travel a long way. District Magistrate R Aajesh Kumar is at the spot and taking stock of the situation. This video is being told of the same bridge.
Bridge connecting Dehradun and Rishikesh broken, more than a dozen vehicles fell
The rivers are in spate due to incessant rains in Rishikesh region. The bridge over Ranipokhari collapsed at around 10.30 am on Thursday. Several vehicles were passing over the bridge at that time. There have been reports of vehicles drifting. The part of the bridge which is broken, some vehicles got stuck and some overturned. At the same time, Doon’s contact with Rishikesh has been cut off due to the breakdown of the bridge. At the same time, now if someone wants to come to Dehradun from Rishikesh, then they will have to come via Nepali Farm.
Ranipokhari SHO Jitendra Chauhan told that a huge amount of water was coming in the river since last day. Water was hitting both sides of the bridge. There has also been land erosion in the direction of the petrol pump. The bridge in the middle of the bridge got damaged due to the strong flow of the river. Police force has been deployed on the spot.
उफनाई हुई नदी पर क्षतिग्रस्त पुल और उसमें फसी गाड़ियों का मंजर बेहद ख़तरनाक है। पुल टूटने से एक व्यक्ति की बाइक भी क्षतिग्रस्त हिस्से में फंस गयी। जान जोखिम में डाल कुछ लोगों की मदद से बाइक निकालता व्यक्ति।@JagranNews @MygovU #UttarakhandDisaster #UttarakhandBridgeCollapse pic.twitter.com/gEHnH5slLS— amit singh (@Join_AmitSingh) August 27, 2021
Efforts are on to rescue the vehicles stuck in the middle of the bridge. Due to the breakdown of this bridge, the road connectivity of Garhwal division to the capital and the airport has been cut off. Whatever vehicle going to Dehradun, they are now being sent via Nepali Farm Baya Bhaniya.
A part of the road was washed away in Sahasradhara.
Due to heavy overnight rains in Dehradun, the river in Sahasradhara was in spate, due to which a part of the road was washed away due to soil erosion. In Khairi Man Singh, the rain has caused a lot of damage to the roads.
At present, if you are thinking of traveling from Dehradun to Rishikesh on this bridge, then do not do it. We appeal to you to share this news as much as possible. It is seen in the video that some vehicles are also stuck in the bridge. People are making a ruckus and a person is also seen coming up from the stuck car below. Therefore, I appeal to you to be careful, do not go out unnecessarily. Watch video