Educational institutions closed on Monday in Uttarakhand due to heavy rain alert

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Educational institutions closed on Monday in Uttarakhand due to heavy rain alert

On account of heavy rain, most educational institutions across Uttarakhand will remain closed on Monday, October 18. The heavy rain alert issued by the Met department also urged the government to put a ban on trekking, mountaineering, and camping activities in the high altitude areas of the state till Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

Following a heavy rain alert issued for all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand on Monday, the district administrations have issued orders for closure of educational institutions, including schools, colleges and anganwadi centres on Sunday.

Ban on trekking and climbing, events cancelled

The Nanda Devi biosphere reserve and the entire forest area of Gopeshwar will see a ban on all trekking, mountaineering and camping activities till October 19 as per orders of the Chamoli district administration.

The alert for heavy rains in the area has also led to the district level Khel Mahakumbh events, which are set to be held at parade and pavilion grounds in Dehradun on October 18-19, to be resheduled for October 24 and 25.

Since the Chardham yatra is underway in the districts of Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Rudrparayag, the district administrations have been asked to be extra careful.

What has the Met department predicted?

The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rains, lightning, hail storms and high speed winds (60-70 kmph) for all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand, including Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Nainitalk Champawat, Dehradun Tehri and Pauri.

(With inputs from PTI)

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