Dehradun/Lucknow, February 7, 2021: The flow in the Alaknanda River has increased after a part of the dam of the power project on the Rishiganga River in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district broke.

Now a high alert has been declared in the villages and cities situated on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh. On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, all the District Magistrates are on high alert.

Along with this, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will also provide all possible assistance to the Government of Uttarakhand to deal with this natural calamity.

Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat, as well as Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, have shared information about the incident along with preparing for disaster management. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the DM and SP of all the districts lying on the banks of river Ganga to remain very serious and alert on this matter. The NDRF, SDRF and PAC Flood Company have been instructed to remain on the highest alert in the state.

The water flow of the Alaknanda river has increased unexpectedly after the dam broke. Seeing the velocity of water, everyone is alert from the possibility of any untoward incident. A part of the glacier broke from the hill and fell on this dam. Due to this, a part of the dam is damaged due to which the water of the dam is rapidly flowing into the Alaknanda River. With the increase in the flow of the Alaknanda River, the Central Water Commission has issued an alert at all its posts. In Uttar Pradesh too, the water of the river Ganga is estimated to reach in 12-15 hours.

The relief commissioner has issued directions to be prompt as well as contact the district magistrates of Hapur, Farrukhabad, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Varanasi along with Bijnor, Badaun along the banks of river Ganga. After this Chamoli incident, an alert has been issued in the plains including Rishikesh and Haridwar.

In Bijnor, the irrigation department has made all the gates of the Bijnor barrage free. Executive Engineer Balbir Singh Chahar of the Irrigation Department said that due to the speed of water in Uttarakhand, the precautionary gates have been made free. Chahar said that it will take 20 hours to reach the water from Haridwar here.

Bulandshahar district administration has instructed to maintain special vigilance in villages situated along the banks of Ganga. Bulandshahar administration is on alert after the glacier burst in Uttarakhand. The DM gave instructions to the SDMs of the tehsils in the Ganges region.