At the same time, the Bhagirathi river is running above the danger mark in Devprayag. (signal photo)
Officials said that people from villages situated on the banks of the river are being shifted to shelter homes and other safe places of the district administration.
Dehradun. The Ganga and Bhagirathi rivers crossed the danger mark on Saturday due to three days of rain in Uttarakhand, especially in its hilly areas, in view of which the officials issued a warning and alerted the villages along the river. being evacuated. The river Ganga crossed the danger mark at both Haridwar and Rishikesh. At the same time, the Bhagirathi river is running above the danger mark in Devprayag. According to the data released on the website of the Central Water Commission (CWC), the Ganga is flowing at 294.1 meters in Haridwar, which is 0.10 meters above the danger mark. CWC engineer Rajesh Kumar said that the river Ganga is flowing four meters above the danger mark in Rishikesh. Kumar said that Triveni Ghat was evacuated on Friday and it has submerged in water. According to the website, Bhagirathi is flowing at 465.0 meters in Devprayag, which is two meters more than the danger mark, where the water level is increasing continuously.
Officials said that people from villages situated on the banks of the river are being shifted to shelter homes and other safe places of the district administration. It is noteworthy that for the last three days, it has been raining at various places in the state. Chamoli received 142 mm of rain, 136 in Karnprayag, 128 in Srinagar in Pauri district, 103.8 in Rudra Prayag, 97.2 in Joshimath and 53 mm in Rishikesh. Three national highways and 84 roads have been closed due to landslides due to rain.
The Management Department has issued an alert there
At the same time, yesterday it was reported that due to heavy rains in all the hilly areas of the state, very difficult situations have become due to the overflowing of rivers. According to the latest news, many low-lying areas of Srinagar and Pauri Garhwal have been submerged in water. In fact, due to the rapid rise in the water level of the Alaknanda river, the river has sprung up at many places and is flowing by breaking the banks. While the Alaknanda has submerged many low-lying areas, concern has increased in Rishikesh with the water level of the Ganges reaching the danger mark. The local administration and disaster management department has issued an alert there.