Glacier Break in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand led to avalanche and heavy flooding that killed at least 14 people and 203 people are missing. The natural calamity that came on Sunday morning ended after the floods in Alaknanda and Dhauliganga, but it affected thousands of people and many houses were washed away in the flood. Reports suggest that hydroelectric projects of Rishiganga and NTPC have suffered severe damage. Stay connected with MoneyControl Hindi to know all the major updates related to this terrible devastation in Uttarakhand…
Uttarakhand Glacier Burst LIVE Updates:
– A joint team of ITBP, Army, SDRF and NDRF entered the Tapovan Tunnel in Chamoli for rescue operations.
– Union Minister RK Singh reached Joshimath to take stock of the rescue operation. He said that the biggest challenge for us right now is to save about 34 people trapped in the tunnel. Now we have gone 70 meters inside the tunnel and about 180 meters to go further. So far, people trapped there have not been contacted. We have been negotiated with the officials for how to get the debris out of the tunnel.
NDRF DG SN Pradhan said that right now our focus is on rescuing people trapped inside the 2.5 km long tunnel. All teams are engaged in the same work. More than 1 kilometer of soil has been removed in the tunnel. Soon we will reach the place where the people are alive.
– Swati Bhadauria of Chamoli District Magistrate said that rescue operations have been started for the 13 villages which have been separated due to the bridge breaking and relief material is being delivered to them. Our medical teams have also reached. Rescue work is on for those who are stranded on different mountains.
– PM Modi has approved financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each for the family of people who lost their lives in Chamoli avalanche and Rs 50,000 each for the seriously injured.
– India Today quoted Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat as saying that those trapped in the second Tapovan tunnel tried to contact the rescuers, but could not be contacted. There can be many reasons for this. It is possible that they are trapped deep inside and cannot hear anything, so it is not possible for me to predict anything.
– A team of DRDO-SASE scientists arrived in Dehradun last night, which has left for surveillance and investigation in Joshimath.
– Aparna Kumar, DIG, Sector Headquarter, ITBP Dehradun said that the major tunnel has been opened 70-80 meters, removing debris from JCB. 30-40 personnel are stranded here since yesterday. ITBP, Uttarakhand Police, SDRF, NDRF and Army are carrying out joint operations here. About 153 people are missing.
– Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand DGP said that the Rainy Power Project was completely washed away due to the breaking of the glacier and Tapovan was also damaged. 32 people are missing from the first project and 121 people are missing from the second project. Out of these, 10 bodies have been recovered. There were two tunnels in the Tapovan project, 12 people were rescued from the small tunnel yesterday. Efforts are being made to open a large tunnel. The debris of the tunnel is being taken out, the army team is engaged in this work. I expect the tunnel to open by evening.