Weather update in Uttarakhand: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued ‘orange’ warnings for several districts in Uttarakhand forecasting heavy rainfall. The districts that have been put on alert are Dehradun, Nainital, Tehri, Pauri, Champawat, Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar. Amid heavy rainfall, part of Badrinath NH-7 was washed away due to rising water in the Khachda aqueduct located in Lambagad. Pilgrims were stranded on both sides of the highway on Friday, ANI quoted the Chamoli district government as reporting.Also Read – Delhi Rain Latest Update: City receives more rainfall on Saturday, Traffic advice issued for commuters

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Heavy rains also triggered a series of landslides in the Nainital district on Friday, wiping out a major part of the vital Nainital-Bhowali road. Nainital-Bhowali Road is one of three main roads connecting to hill station. Heavy rains that have lasted for the past two weeks have also blocked some other roads with piles of rubble. Also Read – Delhi is likely to face traffic spikes on Tuesday as Kanwariyas return | Details inside

Meanwhile, Highway 58 was closed due to landslide near Srinagar Garhwal Farasu-Hanuman Temple. Vehicles heading towards Rudraprayag and Chamoli district have been diverted from Pauri Chungi to Khirsu, Pauri police said on Saturday.

On Friday, parts of the state capital Dehradun were also heavily flooded, with vehicles jammed.

Unrelenting rains made ordinary life in the Uttarakashi district of Uttarakhand out of place on Thursday, causing landslides that blocked the Gangotri Highway next to 14 rural roads.

With rocks rolling down continuously from the hills, the Gangotri National Highway near Bandarkot was closed, said County Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal.