Nainital Lake overflows flooding Mall Road as Uttarakhand sees incessant rain | Latest News India

The India Meteorological Department has issued a crimson alert for Uttarakhand and has predicted heavy rainfall for the following few days.

As incessant rain continued to lash Uttarakhand on Tuesday, the Nainital Lake in Nainital overflowed flooding the long-lasting Mall Road and water entered buildings and homes with folks seen wading in knee-deep waters. A video tweeted by information company ANI confirmed water gushing by roads and alleyways as folks tried to achieve security.

Meanwhile, an incident of cloudburst was reported in a village of Ramgarh within the Nainital district as groups of police and administration rushed to the spot. “Some injured have been rescued from the spot where cloudburst occurred in a village of Ramgarh in Nainital district. Their actual number is yet to be ascertained,” Nainital senior superintendent of police (SSP) Preeti Priyadarshini informed ANI.

ANI additionally reported that an under-construction bridge over the Chalthi River in Champawat was washed away after the water stage rose.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Tuesday to take stock of the scenario within the state hit laborious by incessant rain. PM Modi assured Dhami of all assist to take care of the scenario as the chief minister briefed him concerning the scenario and mentioned the administration is absolutely alert.

On Monday, at the least 4 folks, together with three labourers from Nepal, had been killed and two others had been injured in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand.

The information company additionally reported citing officers from the Chamoli district that the Badrinath National Highway has been utterly blocked resulting from particles at seven locations. An influence minimize was additionally reported since Monday evening in a number of areas in Chamoli, together with the district headquarters.

The Badrinath Char Dham Yatra has been halted as a precautionary measure and passengers en path to Badrinath Temple had been stopped in secure locations. According to the district administration, 2,500 devotees, who went to Badrinath, are nonetheless on the Badrinath Temple ready for the freeway to re-open.

However, the rain continues to lash the state and Badrinath obtained contemporary snowfall this morning. The Meteorological Centre in Dehradun mentioned that Chamoli obtained 19.8mm of rainfall within the final 24 hours. The water stage within the Nandakini River has additionally risen considerably elevating an alarm.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a crimson alert for Uttarakhand with a forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall within the hill state and has predicted heavy rainfall for the following few days.

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