13.2 MW small hydro project on the Rishiganga river swept away in the glacier burst in Uttarakhand on Sunday, but there is no danger of floods in the downstream areas as the water level has been contained.
rashtrapatibhvn· President Ram Nath Kovind tweets, Deeply worried about the glacier burst near Joshimath, Uttarakhand, that caused destruction in the region. Praying for well being and safety of people. Am confident that rescue and relief operations on ground are progressing well.
Prime Minister @narendramodi speaks to Uttarakhand CM @tsrawatbjp; reviews unfortunate situation in #Uttarakhand.
We are gathering details on the flash flood in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli. Our officials are in contact with authorities there. As it concerns Ganga river, we need to remain alert: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat reaches near Reni village in Tapovan area of Chamoli to takes stock of the situation.
Uttarakhand: ITBP personnel rescue one person who was trapped in the tunnel near Tapovan dam in Chamoli.
Army has deployed choppers and troops for supporting the #Uttarakhand government and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to tackle the flood. #Chamoli
Uttarakhand flash floods: Evacuation underway in Alaknanda, Dhauliganga; alert from Srinagar to Haridwar.
Connectivity with some border posts “totally restricted” due to bridge collapse near Reni village: ITBP spokesperson on U’khand floods.
The operation is being coordinated by the Army and the ITBP, an official spokesperson said.
All 16 people were later rescued.
All-out efforts are being made to ensure that all missing people are traced and accounted for.
The glacier burst led to a rise in water levels in the river Rishiganga, which washed away the Rishiganga small hydro project of 13.2 MW.
The flash flood also affected the downstream hydro project of NTPC at Tapovan on the river Dhauli Ganga, which is a tributary of the river Alaknanda, the spokesperson said.
However, there is no danger of downstream flooding, and the rise in water level has been contained, as per the information given by the Central Water Commission (CWC).
There is also no threat to the neighbouring villages.
At the same time, the agencies concerned of the central and the state governments were asked to keep a strict vigil on the situation, and a team from the DRDO, which monitors avalanches, is being flown in for surveillance and reconnaissance.
The Managing Director of the NTPC has been asked to reach the affected site immediately
Victims or people stranded in the affected area are requested to call for help on the following helpline numbers: 1905; 1070; 9557444486
16 people who were trapped in Tapovan Dam are being shifted to safer places by Police: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar
Glacier breach off in Joshimath in #Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, beings downtown a massive flood in the Dhauli Ganga river, damaging immensely properties,animals and endangering the lives of people living along its banks. Massive evacuation in process as huge destruction is feared.
150 Labourers Feared Missing.
U’khand floods: Situation under control. The power project at Tapovan-Reni has been swept away completely, says DGP.
Four Army columns, two Medical teams, and one Engineering Task Force have been deployed at Reni village in Tapovan area of Chamoli, Uttarakhand. Army helicopters are on aerial recce: Indian Army.
About 50-100 people missing. 2 bodies have been recovered, some injured rescued: Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.
A massive flood in #DhauliGanga, #Joshimath seen near Reni village, 26 KM from #Joshimath.
Report of big avalanche in Badrinath, near Joshimath Tapovan in Dhauliganga river.
NTPC dam broken. This can be disastrous! Casualties if any, unknown.
Chamoli district magistrate has instructed officials to evacuate people living in villages on the bank of Dhauliganga river.
While an official confirmation awaited what is known so far is that there has been a glaciel burst and then severe damage to a dam on the #Dhauliganga river in dist #Chamoli.
BJP president JP Nadda speaks to Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat and enquires about the flood situation in Chamoli. He also speaks to state BJP chief, says BJP workers must help in rescue work following protocol.
Report of big #avalanche #Badrinath, near #Joshimath #Tapovan in Dhauliganga river.
Water levels have risen massively and alerts have been issued till #Haridwar
Water level in Dhauliganga river rises suddenly following avalanche near a power project at Raini village in Tapovan area of Chamoli district. #Uttarakhand.
A disaster has been reported from Chamoli district. The district administration, police and disaster management departments have been directed to deal with the situation. Do not pay attention to any kind of rumours. Govt is taking all necessary steps: Uttarakhand CM TS Rawat
A massive flood in Dhauliganga seen near Reni village, where some water body flooded and destroyed many river bankside houses due to cloudburst or breaching of reservoir. Casualties feared. Hundreds of ITBP personnel rushed for rescue: ITBP
Indian Armed Forces have swung into action to assist the agencies in rescue ops. Two columns of GARHWAL Scouts frm Joshimath 2 colns of 22 GRENADIERS from Auli have been deployed. Two columns of 11 MADRAS are on standby. Control Room has been established at Joshimath.Defense Minister tweets.
Glacier breaks and clouds bursting in #Uttarakhand’s Raini area of Chamoli district, Garhwal Himalayas, on Sunday causing Flash Flood.
Our Prayers for the people of #uttrakhand