Monsoon Updates: Normal life is thrown out of gear in North India due to incessant rains. Himachal Pradesh has been affected the most. In the last two weeks, 72 people have died in different rain-related incidents in the state. The Meteorological Department has predicted more rain in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan, Delhi and its adjoining areas.
Army and NDRF teams have stepped up their efforts to enhance relief and rescue operations in the affected areas of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Terrible pictures of states affected by rains, floods, landslides are coming to the fore. In towns and cities, water is visible from roads to houses, whereas in hilly areas, there are reports of house and bridge collapse, landslides, mountain cracks, cloud bursts.
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After all, why is it raining from the sky?
According to the weather office, due to the interaction between the western disturbance and the monsoon winds, it is raining heavily in northwest India including Himachal and Uttarakhand. According to media reports, IMD Chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told that it is raining heavily due to the collision of Western Disturbance with Monsoon.
He told that when this happens, the hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh receive heavy or heavy rains. Mahapatra said that there are two weather conditions in North India. The first is the monsoon, while the second is the Western Disturbance. Both the conditions are not good for the mountain.
Mohapatra told that when the wind hits the hill and rises up, it rains heavily. He said that it was due to two weather conditions that there was a cloudburst in Kedarnath in 2013 and there was a terrible devastation.
#WATCH | Chamoli, Uttarakhand: The water level of the river increases due to the explosion of a glacier in Jumma village. No loss of life or property was reported, confirm police officials (10.07) pic.twitter.com/6aSZFgUbCD
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PMO’s eye on the situation in Himachal, Uttarakhand
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has held talks with the Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. He has assured help from the central government to both the states. In a tweet, the PMO said, “Spoke to senior ministers and officials and took stock of the situation in view of excessive rains in parts of India. Teams of local administration, NDRF and SDRF are working to ensure the well-being of the affected people.
72 deaths in Himachal in two weeks
The death toll in the state in the last two weeks between June 24 and July 9 has risen to 72, while eight people are missing and 92 injured, officials in North India’s worst-affected Himachal Pradesh said in a statement issued on Monday. Has happened. The report added that 39 incidents of landslides have been recorded, as well as 1 cloudburst and 29 flash floods.
#WATCH | Himachal Pradesh | Latest visuals near Panchvakhtra Temple in Mandi as water flow of the river decreases. The temple faced flash floods yesterday, following incessant rainfall. pic.twitter.com/TQWhKvdTqG
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The state has recorded a monetary loss of Rs 785.51 crore in the last two weeks. The water level of Sutlej river in Shimla has crossed the danger mark, putting the authorities on high alert. All major rivers including Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Swan and Chenab are in spate. Orange alert has been issued in the state for the next 24 hours and all schools and colleges will remain closed for two days.
Kejriwal said – there is no possibility of flood in Delhi
Due to torrential rains for the third consecutive day, the water level of Yamuna crossed the danger mark of 205.33 meters in Delhi. By Tuesday afternoon, the Yamuna had crossed the danger mark earlier than expected. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the water-logging caused by rains in the city and the rising water level of the Yamuna. There is no possibility of flood in the national capital, he said.
In the meeting, Kejriwal said that if needed, the administration would take people from low-lying areas to safer places. He informed that a total of 16 control rooms are active in Delhi. Meanwhile, the rains threw life out of gear in the national capital Delhi with water-logging in many areas leading to traffic snarls. The Pragati Maidan tunnel was closed for traffic today due to congestion due to waterlogging.
Orange alert in all districts of Uttarakhand
Orange alert has been issued in all districts of Uttarakhand due to increase in water level in all major rivers including Ganga. More rain is expected in the next two days. At least nine people have died in rain-related incidents across the state. Let us tell you that on Sunday, three pilgrims drowned in the Ganga after their jeep fell into the river amid a landslide near Gular on the Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway.
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Waterlogging on the roads in Haryana, Punjab, water entered houses too
There were reports of widespread water-logging in low-lying areas due to heavy monsoon rains in many parts of Punjab and Haryana. Five deaths were reported in Haryana on Monday. Three of the five deaths occurred in Pinjore, while the other two were reported in Karnal. In both the incidents, the deaths occurred due to house collapse amid heavy rains.
#WATCH | Haryana | Incessant rainfall for the past few days in Ambala leaves the residential areas of the city waterlogged as Ghaggar River swells and overflows.
Shalimar Colony, Hira Nagar, Ashok Vihar and several other residential colonies flooded. pic.twitter.com/JUtjeUFO6f
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The Patiala administration had sought the army’s assistance after water overflowed following a breach in the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal in Rajpura town in Punjab. Besides this, around 800 students of a private university in the district were successfully rescued with the help of the army.
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The Punjab government has also directed ministers, deputy commissioners, senior superintendents of police and other concerned officials to visit the affected areas and provide necessary assistance to the people.