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Amit Shah conducts aerial survey of rain-battered Uttarakhand | Latest News India

Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Union house minister Amit Shah on Thursday carried out an aerial survey of rain-battered Uttarakhand, together with chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami. Shah arrived in Uttarakhand on Wednesday night time to carry review conferences and take stock of the rain-affected areas within the state. Uttarakhand obtained heavy rains over the previous three days, resulting in scenes of chaos and catastrophe throughout the state.

Shah undertook an aerial survey of the affected areas in a helicopter from the GTC helipad in Dehradun. Apart from Dhami, Uttarakhand governor Lt Gen (retd) Gurmit Singh and Union minister of state for defence Ajay Bhatt additionally accompanied Shah in the course of the aerial survey.

After the survery, the house minister held a high-level review meeting with officers of the State and the Centre. “Due to timely rainfall alert, the extent of damage could be controlled,” information company ANI quoted Shah as saying after the meeting.

“There has been no tourist casualty so far due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand. More than 3500 people were rescued & more than 16,000 precautionary evacuations were done. 17 NDRF teams, 7 SDRF teams, 15 companies of PAC, more than 5000 police personnel deployed,” Shah additional added.

Three days of incessant rains within the state have triggered damages price 7,000 crore, PTI quoted Dhami as telling reporters on the Pantnagar Airport. Restoring the community of broken roads and bridges on the earliest and evacuating folks to security is the precedence in the meanwhile, he added.

At least 54 folks died in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand, in keeping with the state Emergency Operation Centre’s newest report. Maximum casualties are from Nainital at 28.

Meanwhile, in view of the enhancing climate situations, the state authorities has allowed the stranded pilgrims to proceed in direction of the Char Dham locations of Kedarnath, Yamunotri, Gangotri and Badrinath.

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