The transportation links of 7 villages in Vyas Valley have snapped due to the road blockade for the past seven days.

BD Kasniyal
GG News Bureau
Pithoragarh, 15th June.
The transportation links of 7 villages in Vyas Valley have snapped due to the road blockade from the past seven days, triggered by heavy rains making the lives of the villagers miserable as they have to struggle for supplying the essential items on the Indo-China border in the subdivision of Dharchula under Pithoragarh district. The villagers in Vyas valley are forced to make 5 kilometres up and down trek, to reach their villages from the road head at Bindra Koti.
“Though the Border roads organisation, the assigned agency for construction and maintenance agency of the road, has put essential machinery and labour force for opening the road due to boulders shooting from above amid continuous rains the work is being disrupted,” said Dinesh Gunjiyal, a senior villager of Gunji village of the valley.
According to Gunjiyal, due to heavy mudslide the road at Shanti van, the Villages of Gunji Nabhi, Kuti, Napalchu Kuti and Garbiyang villages are not getting essential ration supply.
” The Villagers have returned from migration to their summer homes, they need a supply of essential goods continuously for next 4 months, “said Dinesh Gunjiyal.
Not only the vital border road is closed, due to rains, another key road to the border town, Tanakpur Pithoragarh high way no 9, has also remains blocked every second day, said Gunjiyal.
“Due to closure of the road at Chupkot bend near ghat, the passengers have to wait for over 5, hours.
“We are trying to remove boulders that have fell on the road from the top of the hill, but due to continuous fall of debris, the road closes suddenly, “said LD Mathela, executive engineer of NH section of PWD, that is maintaining the road.

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