Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district witnessed a massive flood on Sunday prompting authorities to begin a search and rescue operation. The mega flood in the Dhauli Ganga river occurred when a glacier burst in Joshimath in the district endangering the lives of the inhabitants along the banks of the river, reports news agency PTI.
Representatives of the power project have told me that they are not being able to contact around 150 of their workmen at the project site,” State Disaster Response Force DIG Ridhim Aggarwal was quoted as saying by the news agency.
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- FEB 07, 2021 04:12 PM IST
NTPC confirms damage to under construction hydropower project in Tapovan
An avalanche near Tapovan in Uttarakhand has damaged a part of our under construction hydropower project in the region. While rescue operation is on, situation is being monitored continuously with the help of district administration and police.
— NTPC Limited (@ntpclimited) February 7, 2021
NTPC limited confirmed damages to a part of under construction hydropower project in Tapovan region.
- FEB 07, 2021 03:53 PM IST
President Kovind ‘confident’ of relief works undertaken after Uttarakhand floods
Deeply worried about the glacier burst near Joshimath, Uttarakhand, that caused destruction in the region. Praying for well being and safety of people. Am confident that rescue and relief operations on ground are progressing well.
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 7, 2021
President Ram Nath Kovind has expressed confidence that the relief works undertaken at the Uttarakhand flood sites are progressing well.
- FEB 07, 2021 03:30 PM IST
Uttarakhand DGP says 16 people trapped in Tapovan dam being shifted to safer places
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar says 16 people, who were trapped in Tapovan Dam, are being shifted to safer places by the police, reports ANI.
- FEB 07, 2021 03:19 PM IST
Uttarakhand CM reaches Reni village to assess situation
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat reached Reni village in Tapovan area to assess the situation, reports ANI.
- FEB 07, 2021 03:10 PM IST
ITBP personnel digging open Tapovan tunnel blocked by debris
ITBP says its personnel are digging open the Tapovan tunnel which has been blocked due to the debris caused by the flood. Many people are feared to be trapped inside the tunnel.
- FEB 07, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Three bodies recovered at NTPC in Tapovan: ITBP
#UPDATE Three bodies recovered at NTPC site in Tapovan area of Chamoli in Uttarakhand, says ITBP
— ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2021
ITBP says three bodies have been recovered at NTPC site in Tapovan area of Chamoli.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:50 PM IST
About 50-100 people missing. 2 bodies have been recovered: Uttarakhand DGP
About 50-100 people missing. 2 bodies have been recovered, some injured rescued: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) February 7, 2021
Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar says that about 50-100 people are currently missing, two bodies have been recovered and some people injured in the floods have also been rescued, reports PTI.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Glacial burst in Uttarakhand
A massive flood was reported in the Dhauliganga river near a village in Uttarakhands Chamoli district. Hundreds of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have been rushed to carry out rescue operations at the site.
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- FEB 07, 2021 02:36 PM IST
Uttarakhand CM Trivender Singh Rawat assures of help for people stranded in affected area
#Uttarakhand: If you are stuck in the affected area, if you need any kind of help, please contact 1070 or 9557444486. Please do not spread rumors.
All necessary steps have been taken to deal with the situation: CM of Uttarakhand Trivender Singh Rawat
— PIB in Uttarakhand (@PIBDehradun) February 7, 2021
Uttarakhand CM Trivender Singh Rawat urges people not to spread rumors about the situation and also asked them to contact the helpline numbers for emergency.
He also assured that all necessary steps have been taken to handle the situation.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:27 PM IST
Home ministry has assured all possible help: Uttarakhand CM Trivender Singh Rawat
“I have spoken to Union Home Secretary and I will speak to Home minister soon. They have assured all possible help,” said Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, reports ANI.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:19 PM IST
Indian army deploys choppers, troops for rescue and relief work, reports ANI
Indian Army has deployed choppers and troops for supporting Uttarakhand govt and NDRF to tackle the flood. Military station near Rishikesh actively involved in coordination of rescue and relief operations with local administration. Army headquarters monitoring the situation, said Army, reports ANI.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Home minister has assured every help to Uttarakhand govt: Sitharaman on Chamoli tragedy
It is a kind of tragedy which is very shocking. It’s a natural disaster. Home Minister has assured that every help the Uttarakhand government would need will be extended. There shall not be any hesitation on that: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, reports ANI
- FEB 07, 2021 02:05 PM IST
3 choppers stationed at Dehradun, more to be deployed for rescue work, reports ANI
Three choppers including two Mi-17 and one ALH Dhruv chopper of Air Force stationed in Dehradun and nearby areas for helping in rescue operations in flood-affected areas. More aircraft will be deployed as per the requirement on ground, ANI quoted IAF officials as saying.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:03 PM IST
Over 200 jawans deployed for rescue work, reports ANI
Over 200 jawans are on the job and working in collaboration with local administration. One team is on the spot to assess the situation. Another team is deployed near Joshimath to raise awareness and evacuate people. The situation is under control, said Vivek Pandey, ITBP Spokesperson, reports ANI.
- FEB 07, 2021 02:01 PM IST
Meeting scheduled at Cabinet Secretariat for relief operations in Chamoli, reports ANI
A meeting is scheduled at Cabinet Secretariat on relief operations in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli. DGs and Home Ministry officials will join the meeting, reports ANI.
- FEB 07, 2021 01:55 PM IST
PM Modi speaks to Uttarakhand CM, takes stock of rescue work at Chamoli flood site
PM Modi while in Assam, reviewed the situation in Uttarakhand. The Prime Minister spoke to chief minister and other top officials. PM Modi took stock of the rescue and relief work underway. Authorities are working to provide all possible support to the affected.
- FEB 07, 2021 01:51 PM IST
100-150 casualties feared dead in Uttarakhand flood, reports ANI
100-150 casualties feared in the flash flood in Chamoli district, said Uttarakhand Chief Secretary OM Prakash to ANI.