Uttarakhand Latest News Update: The massive flooding from a glacier burst caused damage to Rishi-ganga Power Project in Tapovan area in Uttarakhand.
Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat on Sunday said that he has spoken to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and assured him of all assistance, after a massive glaciar burst in Chamoli district.
Uttarakhand Latest News Update: Glacier Burst caused damage to Rishi-ganga Power Project in Tapovan
“A glacier has broken off in Uttarakhand & breach of a barrage has been reported. I have spoken to the CM Sh. Trivendra Singh Rawat ji and assured him of all assistance. We are keeping an eye on all possible developments. Praying for everyone’s safety!,” Shekhawatji tweeted.
More than 150 labours working in a power project are dead, officials said after a glacier ruptured at Joshimath, leading to a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river and causing large-scale devastation in the upper reaches of this ecologically fragile Himalayan region.
Homes were swept away as the waters rushed down the mountainside in a raging torrent.
An alert was sounded due to fears of damage to human settlements downstream and many villages have been evacuated.