Amit Shah’s aerial survey of rain affected areas of Uttarakhand Relief, rescue work continues

Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who has been visiting the affected areas since Tuesday, told reporters at the Pantnagar airport that the state has suffered a loss of Rs 7,000 crore due to incessant rains for three days.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday conducted an aerial survey of rain-hit areas of Uttarakhand and continued relief and rescue operations in the worst-hit Kumaon region amid efforts to restore connectivity and evacuate people from vulnerable areas.

Shah, accompanied by Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmeet Singh, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, Union Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt and State Disaster Management Minister Dhan Singh Rawat, left for an aerial survey of the affected areas by helicopter. GTC helipad here.

He will return to Jolly Grant airport and hold a meeting with the officials in the presence of the Chief Minister.

Dhami, who has been visiting the affected areas since Tuesday, told reporters at the Pantnagar airport that the state has suffered a loss of Rs 7,000 crore due to incessant rains for three days.

He said that restoration of the network of damaged roads and bridges at the earliest and evacuation of people is the priority at this time.

Meanwhile, the death toll in rain-related incidents in the state has risen to 54, while 19 people have been injured and five are still missing.

Nainital district has the highest number of 28 deaths. District Magistrate Dheeraj Singh Garbiyal said that due to heavy rains and floods in Naini Lake, heavy landslides are taking place in the area around Dhobi Ghat in Nainital.

This area is located just below Nainital and is considered to be the foundation of the city. He said that around 100 families living in Dhobi Ghat have been shifted. Garbiyal said that relief camps have been set up at many places.

He said that twenty-five people were airlifted with the help of rafts in Ramnagar and six others were rescued, while 30 families from Sunderkhal and Ramnagar were airlifted to safer places.

Relief camps have also been set up in the flood-affected Puchdi area. He said that 54 people from 10 families residing in Puchdi Nai Basti have been accommodated in a relief camp set up at Government Girls Primary School, Puchri.

He said a total of 150 people were safely brought to Ramnagar in roadways buses and taken to their destinations, while 97 families affected by the floods in Lalkuan have been shifted to a gurdwara and relief camps.

Meanwhile, the Chardham Yatra, which was temporarily halted on October 18 due to heavy rain warning issued by the Meteorological Department, resumed with departure for Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri from Rishikesh Chardham Bus Terminal and Haridwar Bus Stand. Is.

Heli services to Kedarnath have also resumed as the weather is chilly but it is not raining in the temples of Himalayas.

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