A bridge over Ganga canal in the district collapsed, disrupting traffic on Uttarakhand — Delhi route that also affected movement of vehicles towards Haridwar for the Mahakumbh, officials said today.
They said the main link on Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi was cut off after a bridge collapsed over Ganga canal near Jolly village last night.
Fearing a breach in the canal following the incident, the district authorities have alerted the people of neighbouring villages.
The traffic on canal road has been closed, they said, adding that the vehicular movement towards Haridwar for the Mahakumbh has also been disrupted.
“We are taking all measures after keeping an eye on the situation. No loss of life was reported. Engineers are working,” Superintending Engineer of Uttar Pradesh Irrigation Department K. P. Singh said.