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48 deaths 11 missing in Uttarakhand floods; financial assistance to be given to the affected

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After continuous rain that persisted to batter Uttarakhand since Sunday, led to floods, landslides, and big destruction of assets mainly withinside the hills of Kumaon, the scenario in that area, particularly Nainital is getting better as a maximum of the roads have both been repaired or under the manner of being repaired.

According to the data by the government, overall 46 deaths were caused because of heavy rainfall and a landslide that occurred on Sunday. Out of these, 1 death occurred on Sunday, 6 on Monday, and at least 39 deaths on Tuesday. Overall, 12 people are injured and 11 are missing. Nainital district turned into the maximum affected with 28 deaths suggested on Tuesday.

Tourist Attractions affected in Uttarakhand

In Nainital, Uttarakhand, the rain and mudslides have broken houses and roads throughout town. The Mall Road that skirts the Naini lake and the place across the well-known Naina Devi temple has been said to be flooded. The time around Dussehra is the top traveler season in Nainital, Uttarakhand, and the surrounding region, which is dotted with mountain lakes and is especially famous with site visitors from Gujarat and West Bengal.

SDRF helping uttarakhand The North-Eastern Chronicle

Roads open up

While talking to The Indian Express, Nainital Hotel Association President Dinesh Lal said that the sky was clear on Wednesday and two of the 3 roads that join Nainital to the rest of the state – Kaladhungi-Nainital street and the Nainital through Bhimtal, Bhawali, and Kathgodam – are actually useful again.

“The Nainital-Haldwani road, which is the most used, is yet to be opened. Using the two open roads people have started leaving Nainital. Last week, the entire Nainital was jam-packed with tourists. Roughly around 14,000 to 15,000 tourists were arriving every day before the rains started. The occupancy is just around 20 percent now. The new arrival is zero,” he said, adding that there is 120 medium to big size hotels in Nainital affiliated to his association and over 250 more hotels and guest houses. All the hotels were full before the rains started.

Two NDRF groups stationed

Lal said that there has been no scarcity of food, however, energy and water delivery was affected and has been resumed on Wednesday. Some of the accommodations had been flooded and the water is now leaving. In the meantime, a couple of groups of the countrywide and country catastrophe reaction forces had been wearing out rescue operations. Two groups of the NDRF have been stationed in Uttarkashi; one each in Dehradun, Chamoli, Almora, Pithoragarh, Haridwar, and Gadarpur.

Flood image uttarakhand The North-Eastern Chronicle

Earlier, the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) Dehradun center stated climate stations in the Kumaon department had acquired the heaviest rainfall for any 24-hour duration on Tuesday in view that facts commenced being stored 124 years ago.

Record-breaking rainfall

According to information by Dehradun Meteorological Centre Director Bikram Singh, the climate station in Mukteshwar changed into installed in 1897, and the 340.8 mm rain recorded Tuesday morning broke the preceding document of 254.5 mm on September 18 in 1914. Similarly, the Pantnagar climate station was installed in 1962, and the 403.2 mm rain recorded Tuesday broke the preceding report of 228 mm on July 10 in 1990.

After the rains, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami over the phone on Tuesday to take stock of the damage, and comfort and rescue work. The Prime Minister has promised all required assistance and help from the Centre, the kingdom authorities stated in a release. 

Modi tweets in anguish

On Twitter, Modi said, “I am anguished by the loss of lives due to heavy rainfall in parts of Uttarakhand. May the injured recover soon. Rescue operations are underway to help those affected. I pray for everyone’s safety and well-being.”

Dhami met with officers in the state disaster control room. The Chief Minister, accompanied by his ministerial colleague Dhan Singh Rawat and country DGP Ashok Kumar, additionally carried out an aerial survey of the regions tormented by heavy rainfall. Directions had been issued to offer monetary assistance to the affected people.

Also Read: IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA HAS INCREASED DAY AND NIGHT MONITORING ALONG THE LAC

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