The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday sounded an alert for districts through which the Ganga flows after a glacier broke off and Triggers Flash Flood district in the neighbouring state of Uttarakhand.
The disaster caused a massive flood in the Dhauliganga river in Uttarakhand and endangering the lives of people living along its banks.
More than 150 labourers working at the Rishi Ganga power project may have been directly affected, said State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal.
In a disaster alert issued here on Sunday to all the district magistrates in UP, the Relief Commissioner said in a statement, “Report of breaking of a part of Nandadevi Glacier in Uttarakhand has been received. The districts on the Ganga river (banks) need to be on a high alert and the monitoring of water level needs to be done 24×7. If required, the people need to be evacuated.”
The National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF), State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF) and the flood company of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) were directed to remain alert and coordinate with the district administration officers, the statement added.