January 30, 2023
NDTV News


Villagers on the banks of the rivers are being moved to shelters run by district administrations

Dehradun:

Ganga and Bhagirathi rivers in Uttarakhand crossed the hazard mark on Saturday following three days of incessant rains particularly within the hills prompting authorities to sound an alert and evacuate villages alongside their banks.

The Ganga exceeded the hazard degree in each Haridwar and Rishikesh whereas Bhagirathi crossed the hazard mark at Devprayag in Tehri district.

The Ganga in Haridwar was flowing at 294.1 metres, 0.10 metres above its hazard mark, in keeping with the information on the Central Water Commission’s (CWC) web site.

The Ganga exceeded the hazard degree in Rishikesh and was flowing 4 centimetres above it, CWC Superintending Engineer Rajesh Kumar stated.

Triveni ghat which was evacuated on Friday is inundated, Mr Kumar stated.

The Bhagirathi at Devprayag in Tehri district was flowing at 465.0 metres, two metres above the hazard degree at 463.0 metres and confirmed a rising development, the CWC web site stated.

The residents of villages on the banks of the rivers are being moved to shelters run by the district administrations involved and different secure places, officers stated.

Heavy rains have lashed numerous components of Uttarakhand during the last three days with Chamoli receiving 142 mm of rainfall on Saturday adopted by Karnaprayag with 136 mm, Sri Nagar in Pauri district 128 mm, Rudraprayag 103.8 mm, Joshimath 97.2 mm and Rishikesh 53 mm.

The Alaknanda river in Chamoli district was flowing two metres beneath the hazard mark whereas Pindar river was flowing 1.5 metres beneath the hazard degree in Karnaprayag, Chamoli District Disaster Management workplace stated.

Landslides triggered by heavy rains within the district additionally blocked three nationwide highways and 84 motor roads with mounds of rubble.

Twenty-seven stranded individuals together with girls and youngsters between Mona Cheda and Nalgaon in Chamoli district had been rescued and dropped at Narayanbagad late on Friday evening.

The Badrinath National Highway is blocked at two locations between Pipalkoti and Badrinath and the Gwaldam National Highway between Tharali and Karnaprayag, District Disaster Management Centre at Gopeshwar stated.

The Gwaldam freeway hyperlinks Kumaon and Garhwal areas of Uttarakhand.

The Gairsain freeway was additionally blocked between Simly and Adi Badri, it stated.

Pithoragarh in Kumaon area has additionally been lashed by heavy rains with the primary hyperlink highway to Haldwani and Tanakpur markets apart from round 22 main rural roads closed, District Disaster Management officer of Pithoragarh Bhupender Singh Mahar stated.

In Almora, a number of key motor roads together with that which hyperlink the district with Haldwani have been closed as a consequence of landslides on the way in which.

“Besides closure of roads, several villages in the district also complained of disruption of power supply,” Almora”s District Disaster Management Officer Rakesh Joshi stated.

Samna-Liti highway in Kapkot block of Bageshwar district has additionally been blocked as a consequence of a tree collapsing on the highway.

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