Uttarakhand CM Dhami requests vacationers, pilgrims to keep away from pointless journeys amid heavy rains


Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Wednesday requested the folks of the state and the pilgrims to keep away from pointless journeys in view of steady rainfall within the state.

Kanwariyas, the devotees of Hindu god Shiva, carry holy water from river Ganges as they walk through a flooded street during their 'Kanwar Yatra' pilgrimage after heavy rains in Haridwar, in India's Uttarakhand state. (Photo by AFP)
Kanwariyas, the devotees of Hindu god Shiva, carry holy water from river Ganges as they stroll by way of a flooded road throughout their ‘Kanwar Yatra’ pilgrimage after heavy rains in Haridwar, in India’s Uttarakhand state. (Photograph by AFP)

“In view of steady rains in all areas of the state, I request all of the folks of the state and pilgrims to keep away from making pointless journeys. I’m overseeing the situation of roadways and rain from all of the districts 24 hours a day from the State Catastrophe Management Room. The district administration and SDRF have been instructed to stay on excessive alert in all of the districts”, CM Dhami shared in a tweet.

The chief minister additional shared the catastrophe aid numbers issued by the state to assist residents stranded somewhere else together with Himachal Pradesh because of the heavy rains and flash floods.

“Our authorities has issued catastrophe aid numbers to assist the residents of Uttarakhand stranded somewhere else of the state and Himachal Pradesh. For any assist, you may contact on the next numbers – 9411112985, 01352717380, 01352712685. Other than this, it’s also possible to message on WhatsApp number- 9411112780”, he stated.

In the meantime, the Central Flood Management Room in Dehradun knowledgeable that the water stage of a lot of the rivers within the Garhwal and Kumaon divisions together with Haridwar has touched the hazard mark resulting from steady heavy rains within the state. Additional, they added that the water stage in dams and reservoirs has reached virtually near the hazard mark.

Additional, Uttarakhand’s Chamoli Police knowledgeable that the Pokhri-Karnprayag highway has been utterly closed resulting from particles from the rain.

“The work of eradicating particles with the assistance of a JCB is in progress by the involved govt physique RGB. It might take greater than 24 hours to open the highway…Please be affected person…”, the Chamoli police shared in a tweet.

Earlier immediately, a highway in Dharali on the Nationwide Freeway in direction of Gangotri was washed away because of the surge of Kheer Ganga. Uttarkashi district administration stated that efforts are on to open the closed highway for the final 12 hours amid heavy rains.

Additionally, in view of the alert of the Meteorological Division, the obligation officer of the State Emergency Operation Heart has requested the Tourism Growth Council to take precautions for the protection of the passengers and on the pedestrian routes whereas working the Char Dham Yatra.

Earlier the officers knowledgeable that the Kedarnath Yatra has been stopped at Uttarakhand’s Sonprayag and Gaurikund resulting from steady heavy rains.

In view of the protection of the passengers, the district administration stopped the passengers at Sonprayag and Gaurikund resulting from steady unhealthy climate.

Resulting from rain, 4 state roads and 10 hyperlink roads are closed resulting from particles. Resulting from heavy rains, Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers are in spate, the officers stated.

Amid the heavy rains in Uttarakhand, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) issued an orange alert for July 12 on Monday.

“Orange Alert: #Uttarakhand and adjoining areas of Western #UttarPradesh more likely to get Heavy to Very heavy rainfall (115.6 to 204.4mm) on twelfth July”, IMD shared in a tweet.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.


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