The Met department today issued a heavy rain alert for Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand for the next 48 hours, warning of possible landslides and traffic blockades in the hills and inundation in low-lying areas.
Heavy rainfall is likely in Dehradun, Haridwar, Pauri, Chamoli, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar and Pithoragarh districts during the next 48 hours, Met office director Bikram Singh said.
Due to widespread rainfall with heavy showers at isolated place during the period there is the possibility of an increase in landslides and road blocks at a number of places in the hills and the inundation of low lying areas in the plains, he said.
The administration has been advised to monitor the situation closely and allow only restricted movement of commuters in the hills and keep a close vigil on the safety of people residing in low-lying areas in the plains.
Char Dham yatra pilgrims, transporters and people in general are advised to be vigilant and co-operate closely with the administration during the period, he said.