Uttarakhand: Increased water level of Dhauliganga due to breaking of the glacier in Chamoli, CM Rawat took stock of the situation

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The news of a glacier breaking from Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district has come to the fore, a dam at Tapovan in Joshimath in Chamoli district has broken. Due to which the water level of Dhauliganga has increased rapidly. At the same time, the administration has started evacuating the Karnaprayag market given the danger.

Please tell that the administration has issued an alert till Haridwar district. With this, the team of SDRF has engaged in relief rescue work. Due to the sudden rise in the water level of the river, many houses have been damaged. It is feared that many people have been washed away by the river.

CM Rawat has said that a disaster has been reported from Chamoli district. The district administration, police department and disaster management have been ordered to deal with this disaster. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. The government is taking all necessary steps.

The Chief Minister said that ‘Precautionary flow of Bhagirathi river has been stopped. To prevent the flow of water of Alaknanda, Srinagar Dam and Rishikesh Dam have been evacuated. SDRF is on alert. I beg you not to spread rumours. Pay attention to official authentic information only. I myself am leaving for the scene.

The CM said that the Rishiganga project in Rini village of Chamoli is prone to damage due to heavy rains and sudden water. There is also a possibility of flooding in the lower areas of Alaknanda due to sudden arrival in the river. People have been alerted in coastal areas. People who settled along the river are being removed from the area.

Meanwhile, Chamoli police have said that the rescue operation is on in Tapovan. Police have tweeted that ‘the public is informed that the Rishiganga Power Project has been damaged due to the glacier coming into the Tapovan Raini area, due to which the water level of the river is constantly rising, due to which the people living along the Alaknanda River I appeal to you to move to safer places as soon as possible.


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