High alert in UP after dam break in Uttarakhand

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SDRF ordered to be ready for relief operations.

UP government will provide all possible help to deal with disaster.

Lucknow, 07 February: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked all the concerned departments and officials of the state to be on high alert and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) should be ready for relief work in view of the circumstances arising out of the dam break in Uttarakhand.

Yogi has also directed the District Magistrates, Senior Superintendents of Police-Superintendents of Police, to be completely alert on the banks of the river Ganga.

The Chief Minister said that all possible assistance will be provided by the Government of Uttar Pradesh to deal with this natural disaster arising in Uttarakhand.

In fact, the flow in the Alaknanda River has increased after a part of the dam of the power project on the Rishiganga River in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand has broken.

On this information, a high alert has been declared in the villages and cities situated on the banks of river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh.

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.

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.

The Central Water Commission (CWC) has issued an alert at all its posts as the flow of Alaknanda River increases. The Ganga river water is also expected to reach Uttar Pradesh.

In Bijnor, the irrigation department has made all the gates of the Bijnor barrage free.

According to the irrigation department, this step has been taken as a precaution in view of the speed of water in Uttarakhand. It will take about twenty hours to reach the water from Haridwar to Bijnor. The district administration has instructed to take special vigilance in the villages situated along the Ganges.

People living in the vicinity of the Ganges have been advised to stay away from the river. At the same time, the Bulandshahr administration is also on alert. Villagers have been made aware by making โ€˜munadiโ€™ in the villages. Here the Ganges flows through Sayana, Dibai and Anupshahar.

On the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the administration is in a state of high alert at all places.