Uttarakhand students use ropes to cross rivers which are reaching dangerous levels

By: | Published: July 27, 2016 12:15 PM

Following heavy rainfall in Srinagar and other areas, that led to rivers Alaknanda, Kailash, Begul and Sukhi’s level reaching danger mark, students in Pauri, Uttarakhand now use trolley tied across a rope to cross the Alaknanda river, to reach their schools and come back home.

It still remains to be seen what steps the government will take to reach out to the students who are taking such dangerous measure for their education. (ANI)It still remains to be seen what steps the government will take to reach out to the students who are taking such dangerous measure for their education. (ANI)

Following heavy rainfall in Srinagar and other areas, that led to rivers Alaknanda, Kailash, Begul and Sukhi’s level reaching danger mark, students in Pauri, Uttarakhand now use trolley tied across a rope to cross the Alaknanda river, to reach their schools and come back home. Earlier this month, many temples had submerged like the Gangotri temple in Uttarkashi. Meanwhile Indian Metrological Department (IMD) had issued allerts predicting very heavy rainfall in the regions like Dehradun, Nainital, Pauri, Haridwar and Almora.

It still remains to be seen what steps the government will take to reach out to the students who are taking such dangerous measure for their education. Incessant rainfalls have destroyed parts of the state, and that has led to a lot of blockages and evacuations. While roads have been blocked due to landslides, rivers reaching dangerous levels has led to people leaving their areas.

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 Priyanka added.

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