From Himachal Pradesh to Uttarakhand and from Punjab to Delhi, continuous rains have continued for the last five days. Even today, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain in 24 states of the country. While Himachal may get some relief today, there is a possibility of heavy rains in many districts of Uttarakhand, Western UP and Bihar.
New Delhi: From Himachal Pradesh to Uttarakhand and from Punjab to Delhi, continuous rains have continued for the last five days. Even today, the Meteorological Department has predicted rain in 24 states of the country. While Himachal may get some relief today, there is a possibility of heavy rains in many districts of Uttarakhand, Western UP and Bihar. Tourists are stranded at different places in Himachal.
To evacuate the stranded tourists in Himachal Pradesh, the biggest rescue operation is going on for Chandratal located in Lahaul-Spiti. Around 250 tourists are stranded in Chandratal while 300 tourists are stranded in Sissu. The biggest problem is for Chandratal, because yesterday also an attempt was made to send a helicopter there which did not succeed. Now the rescue operation will be started again today. If there is no rain in Himachal today, then the rescue work can be speeded up. The devastation is so great that it may take a long time for the roads to be restored.
The first challenge before the government is that of tourists, because tourists are reaching big stations on foot. At present 1239 roads are closed in Himachal. Maximum 581 roads are closed in Shimla, 200 in Mandi, 116 in Chamba, 101 in Sirmaur, 97-97 in Hamirpur and Lahaul-Spiti.
Heavy rain alert has been issued in Uttarakhand today. Pictures of devastation due to rains have started coming in Uttarakhand. A house built on the banks of Kali river in Pithoragarh’s Dharchula has been inundated. At the same time, the water level of Alaknanda river in Srinagar of Pauri Garhwal is crossing the danger mark.
At many places in Srinagar, the river has come up to the level of the bridge. Along with Uttarakhand, there is an alert for rain in many districts of Western UP and Bihar. It is raining continuously in Uttarakhand, due to which landslides have happened in many places. The Uttarakhand government claims that they are on alert and ready to deal with any situation.
At the same time, there is a danger of flood in Delhi. The water level in Yamuna has crossed the danger mark. The exercise to send people from Yamuna Khadar areas to safer places has also been started. The situation is getting worse continuously. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert for rain in Delhi even today.
LG VK Saxena has held a high-level meeting on the flood situation in Delhi, in which the safety of the people and how to deal with the situation were discussed. Today the Lieutenant Governor will visit the Pragati Maidan Tunnel, Minto Bridge and Zakhira Underpass, while in view of the rising water level of the Yamuna, the Delhi Government has decided to provide relief and rescue.
About 27,000 people have been shifted to safer places from the slums built in Khadar area on the banks of the Yamuna. Water is continuously being released from Hathinikund barrage in Haryana, due to which the velocity of Yamuna in Delhi has become alarming. If the water level of Yamuna rises, then there are 9 such areas of Delhi where floods can occur. Today once again there is a rain alert in Delhi.