SDRF and police have rescued 22 people trapped in Jung Chatti on Monday due to heavy rains while returning from Kedarnath. All these people have been shifted to Gaurikund. Of these, a 55-year-old devotee, who had difficulty in walking, was shifted through a stretcher.
Uttarakhand Devastated by Rain
Incessant rains after the monsoon have affected the life of many states. Its greatest effect is being seen in South Kerala and Uttarakhand. The Meteorological Department has issued a red alert for Uttarakhand today (Tuesday). The next 24 hours are very important for the state. So far 5 people have died in the devastation caused by rain in Uttarakhand. The Nandakini river has been flooded due to heavy rains in Chamoli area. The water level of the river is increasing rapidly. All the ghats in Rishikesh are submerged due to the rise of the Ganges.
Rescue of About 22 People Trapped in Jung Chatti
At the same time, due to heavy rains, while returning from Kedarnath, about 22 people trapped in Jang Chatti have been rescued by SDRF and police. All these people have been shifted to Gaurikund. Of these, a 55-year-old devotee who had difficulty in walking was shifted through a stretcher. There are two floodways of the Mandakini river originating from Kedarnath. For many decades, the Mandakini was flowing only in the eastern channel. People felt that now Mandakini will just keep flowing in a stream. When the flood occurred in Mandakini, it also increased in its old path i.e. the western channel. Due to which all the constructions built in his way were washed away.
Shocking Video From Badrinath
A shocking video has also surfaced from Badrinath National Highway. BRO (Border Roads Organisation) rescued people in a car stuck in the overflowing Lambagad drain after heavy rain. The Chardham Yatra has been stopped in view of the bad weather. Badrinath road is blocked at six places due to the cracking of mountains. These drains have been doing this for thousands of years. Old villages were built on slopes. Earlier farmers did not build houses in the altars. They used to do agriculture only on this area. But now cities, villages, institutions, hotels etc. have been built in this Vedika area. If you build on the natural, natural path of the river, then the flood will do its job to remove this encroachment on the way of the river. If we build roads along the river’s flood way, they will flow.
CM Himself Took Over
Nainital has received more than 150 mm of rain in 24 hours. All 62 drains are in spate due to heavy rain. Several cars and trucks got buried in the debris near the Virbhati Motor Bridge near Nainital. In view of the havoc of nature in the state, the Dhami government is on alert. In Dehradun, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami himself took the front and reached the State Disaster Control Room last night. Spoke with the officials. 29 teams of relief and rescue SDRF have been sent to different districts of the state.