ITBP personnel arrived for rescue work in Chamoli, Uttarakhand. File photo
Uttarakhand Chamoli Glacier Burst: Roads in the area around Rani Gram Panchayat have been washed away by the recent floods and the vast area has turned into a marsh.
As roads in the area around Raini Gram Panchayat have been washed away by the recent floods and the vast area has turned into a marsh, steps have been taken to ensure the safe travel of the team members to the lake. The team is also accompanied by a mountaineering team from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and SDRF personnel. “We will inspect the lake above the Rishiganga due to the huge amount of silt from the Routhi stream due to the avalanche,” USAC Director Bisht told PTI.
He said, “We hope to reach Oriyari by evening, which is situated above the lake. By Sunday, we can reach the lake to inspect the lake and take its geographical measurements. How big a lake can pose a threat to the population living below the Rishiganga, it can only be known by how much water it contains. ”
He said that sonographic equipment of the Indian Navy is being used to find out how much water is in the lake. Bisht said that the amount of water in the lake is also expected to be ascertained by the sonography experts from Hyderabad. Bisht said that his team will also include in its analysis the findings of the DRDO team which visited the lake.
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