Due to heavy rainfall the government has proclaimed a high alert in vulnerable parts of Uttarakhand. Two years back the havoc caused by waterflood was witnessed at the time when weather bureau announced a high alert warning the floods may cause devastation. The governement warned the near by areas, locallites and the pilgrims not to visit the shrine but the devotees could not resist the divinty of Char Dham and engulfed in the lap of floods.
The Chief Secretary conducted a board meeting with the departments to check their measures regarding the deluge
The District Officers have been ordered to hinder any inconvenience caused in the pilgrimage as it should carry on. Whereas the devotees are going to face difficulty due to torrential rain. The authorities seems uninterested in stopping the pilgrimage. The weather bureau has advised the pilgrims to take precautions at the time of heavy rainfall and change in climate.
Monsoon has arrived at the state
Monsoon has knocked at the doors of the state with showers and change in weather. The weather bureau has declared a high alert between 24 to 26 June as heavy rainfall was occour in most of the places. The govenment will also come into action at the time of alert. The weather bureau has announced a high alert in Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag and isolated partts of Pauri Garhwal. Heavy rainfall may occur in these areas in the next next 72 hours. There are 26 to 50% chances that heavy rather too heavy rainfall is going to occur in the aforementioned areas. The weather bureau has waved a saffron colour flag which means the authorities should tie their belts for battling with the rainstorm.
Take safety precautions while carrying forward the Char Dham Yatra
The weather bureau has stated that torrent may occur in 24, 25, 26 and 27 routes of Char Dham. According to the department Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Hemkund Sahib may experience 35.6 to 64.3 mm of rainfall. The department has warned the devotees to take precautions while carrying forward their journey to Char Dham .
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