The monsoon arrived last day night in large parts of India, but there could hardly be a worse time for the hilly regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh. As we know Uttarakhand state comes danger zoon 5 and this ascendant prove it.
Especially, Uttarakhand know as “Dev Bhoomi”, has been struck by unexampled flash floods that have killed nearly 102 persons, damaged nearly 190 homesteads, pilgrims and other property. Rate show bridges, houses and other buildings crashing down and being washed away by the whirling waters. A whirling river is seen engulfing a giant statue of “Lord Shiva” in the tourist city of Rishikesh.
The public works department of Uttarakhand has confirmed serious damage in state. According to this report showing nearly 450 road are damages.
The state department says capital received a record 340 mm of rainfall on Monday 24hr and the Met department has forecast more heavy rains in the next 36 hours. Several roads, including the National Highway 58 and 24, have been blocked and traffic jams.
A large number of structures including shrines, hotels, and rest houses, commercial and residential buildings collapsed like a pack of cards in Rudraparayag district. Five bodies were recovered near the Kedarnath shrine in the Rudraprayag district on Monday morning.
The river Ganga at Marin drive (Rishikesh) and Haridwar in Dehradun District of Uttarakhand is now flowing in high flood situation. National highway- 58 like the between Delhi to Haridwar, Rishikesh to Yamunotri and Gangotri and Badrinath are blocked for now.
The situation is very dour. The state government of uttarakhand provides food and drinking water to be dropped by helicopters to remote villages. Army personnel carrying out relief operations in flood-hit Chamoli district. On the request of state government of uttarakhand and directions of the Defense Ministry, helicopters available and 50 pilgrims have been rescued from Kedarnath and brought to Gupt Kashi.