Travel update: Flood situation grim in Uttarakhand

After the glacier burst at Reni village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand leading to a heavy flood in the Alaknanda River on the afternoon of Sunday, February 7, the flow of the Bhagirathi River has been stopped as a precautionary step.

According to the TOI, the Uttarakhand state police have also sent a flood advisory on the likelihood of water level rising in Srinagar, Rishikesh, and Haridwar by 9:00 PM on Sunday. The police have also forewarned that the water level may cross the danger level.

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As the settlements near the river banks from Chamoli till Haridwar are shifted, it's apparent that traveling to Rishikesh and Haridwar is unsafe for now.

Meanwhile, news also has it that the flood situation in Uttarakhand may also affect parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Reportedly, authorities in Uttarakhand sounded an alarm from Chamoli to Haridwar after a glacier broke off which resulted in an avalanche on February 7, 2021.

The avalanche hit near a hydropower project site at Reni village in Chamoli, and consequently, the water level rose within the Dhauliganga River beyond the danger mark. While disaster management teams are at adding the affected areas, tourism activities have come to a halt in Uttarakhand after the unfortunate incident.

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