Friday, 5 March 2021 A massive flash flood in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand that ravaged through the valleys of Rishi Ganga, Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers last month was triggered by a massive rockslide just below Ronti peak and the energy of the fall melted the ice creating the source of flood, said findings of an intergovernmental body, International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
A new 200m-long Bailey bridge has been built in place of 90m-long bridge that was washed away on February 7 in Raini village during flash floods. "It'll be open for transportation at 2 pm today. Constructed with innovative methods in 8 record days," said AS Rathore, Chief Engineer, Border Roads Organisation.
Protestors pelted stones at police near Gairsain in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli. The demonstrators were demanding widening of the 19-km road from Ghat to Nandprayag. Police lathi-charged and used water cannons to disperse the crowd. “With their demand of widening the road, they called for a march to the state Assembly. Attempts were made to stop the protesters at Jangalchatti barrier but they moved further after a scuffle. They were again stopped at Diwalikhal which is the final barrier. Then, the protesters hurled stones at the police. Many jawans sustain injuries. One of them got serious injuries on the head,” said Chamoli SP Yashwant Singh. Watch the full video for more.
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People pelted stones after police tried to stop the protesters at a barrier in Diwali Khal area of Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on March 01. They were going to hold protest demonstration demanding the expansion of 19-km road from Ghat to Nandprayag, near Garsain. While speaking to media, Chamoli SP Yashwant Singh Chauhan said, "When we tried to stop the protesters in Diwali Khal area, they tried to break barriers. When we dispersed them, they pelted stones at us in which many of our personnel were injured." As per Uttarakhand Chief Minister's Office, CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has taken cognizance of the incident in Chamoli's Diwali Khal area and directed magisterial inquiry into the matter.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has defended the Kumbh Mela 2021 that is being held amid a surge of Covid cases in the country. Speaking to Hindustan Times’ Kumkum Chadha, Rawat said that people’s health is of prime importance and all steps have been taken to ensure that Covid precautions are followed. The Chief Minister’s defence comes as the government has been facing criticism for the Kumbh Mela which is happening at a time when the nation is going through its second peak.
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Amid rising Covid cases, lakhs of devotees gathered at Haridwar for Mahakumbh. Devotees took a holy dip at Har Ki Pauri ghat on the occasion of third 'Shahi Snan’. IG Kumbh Mela Sanjay Gunjyal said that 6 lakh people arrived for ‘Baisakhi Snan’ this year. He added that the crowd was less compared to previous years. Har Ki Pauri ghat was then cleared for Sadhus of Niranjani Akhara. Clad in saffron Sadhus of Niranjani Akhara participated in third 'shahi snan' at Har ki Pauri ghat. The duration of the congregation has been curtailed to one month due to Covid-19 pandemic. Uttarakhand reported 1,925 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, informed health department. Watch the full video for more.
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Devotees took a holy dip at the Har Ki Pauri ghat in Uttarakhand's Haridwar on the occasion of the third 'Shahi Snan' in Kumbh on April 14. The first bath was held on March 11 on the occasion of Mahashivratri, while the second took place on April 12. Haridwar remains heavily crowded, despite skyrocketing cases of COVID-19.
As India battles a second COVID wave, scores of devotees gathered at 'Har ki Pauri' in Uttarakhand's Haridwar on April 12 for the Ganga aarti. Large number of devotees offered prayers during the on-going Kumbh Mela. However, social distancing norms were flouted and several of the devotees were seen without masks. According to Kumbh Mela Police Control Room, a total of 31 lakh devotees have taken 'snan' in and around the Kumbh Mela area, till 6 pm today.
Search and Rescue operation continued at Tapovan tunnel in Joshimath in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district. Over 60 bodies and several body parts have been recovered following the glacier burst. The State Department Response Force (SDRF) informed that 12 of its teams are engaged in the rescue operation for missing people from Reni village to Srinagar and the communication team is also working simultaneously for better communication in the area. A warning system has been installed in the Raini village for emergencies. A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand on February 7 led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. Watch the full video for more.
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Uttarakhand Irrigation Minister Satpal Maharaj said that all angles (related to the Chamoli glacier burst) should be investigated. "We will form a department so that we can monitor and study all the glaciers through satellite," he said. A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand last week led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. Several people lost their lives due to glacier burst.
Chamoli police said death toll due to Uttarakhand glacier burst rose to 54. The police recovered three more bodies from the Tapovan tunnel on February 15. Missing reports of over 170 people have been filed till now in Joshimath police station. ITBP, NDRF and the State Disaster Response Force are involved in the rescue operation. “Rescue operation is still underway. It is challenging to work in confined space. We are trained for such situations and morale is high within the jawans,” said National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Deputy Commandant Aditya Pratap Singh. A glacier burst in the Tapovan-Reni area of Chamoli District of Uttarakhand last week, which led to massive flooding in the Dhauliganga and Alaknanda rivers and damaged houses and the nearby Rishiganga power project. Watch the full video for more.
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In a joint effort, ITBP personnel and SDRF managed to remove obstacles from the front of lake to widen the flow of water. Water from the lake, formed due to the disaster, is now being discharged with good force and speed downstream. Teams working towards widening the flow of water were equipped with mountaineering equipments. From past 7 days, 5 feet reduction in the water level of Lake on Rishi Ganga was observed. A glacier burst in Chamoli district led to the calamity which claimed more than 100 lives.
Work to widen the flow of the lake formed at Rishi Ganga in Chamoli is underway. Indo-Tibetan Border Police jawans, SDRF officials and other organizations are carrying out this joint operation. Officers are removing tree trunks, which are blocking the flow of the water. This has increased the volume of water release from the lake. Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar said, "Total body count appears to be above 90 including 70 bodies and 29 body parts. Out of 29, some are of bodies found while the rest will be identified by DNA match. Rescue and search operation continues in Tapovan tunnel and nearby villages."
In a joint operation, an Indian Air Force Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) winched Navy's divers to measure the depth of a glacial lake formed upstream of Tapovan in Uttarakhand following the devastating flash flood, the Navy said on Sunday. At least 65 people were killed and 139 are missing after a glacial disaster in the state's Chamoli district on February 7. The artificial lake was formed over Rishiganga after the calamity. The operation by the naval divers took place at a height of 14,000 feet above the mean sea level on Saturday. Watch the full video for more details.
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Rescue ops continued in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli following the February 7 glacial disaster. So far, rescuers have recovered at least 70 bodies while several others are still missing. ITBP, SDRF continued to remove trees and boulders from the lake formed after glacier burst. Experts have inspected the site, while a constant vigil is being maintained on the lake. On Wednesday night, excavation work was carried out at the Tapovan tunnel in Chamoli. Water was pumped out of the tunnel and excavation up to 180 meters was complete. The devastating flash flood demolished a 13.2 MW hydel project along the river. It caused extensive damage to NTPC's Tapovan-Vishnugad hydel project along Dhauliganga.
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NDRF personnel rappelled his way down the mountain to install a gauge in the Dhauliganga River in Chamoli. "Water level of the river is likely to rise. We are installing a gauge to measure its depth and water level," said Aditya P Singh, Deputy Commandant, NDRF.
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