Raksha Rajya Mantri to visit flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand



New Delhi, Sep 1. Raksha Rajya Mantri Mr Ajay Bhatt reviewed the flood situation in Uttarakhand in a meeting with Director General Border Roads (DG BR), in  on August 31. Heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides that have blocked several highways.


Raksha Rajya Mantri Mr Ajay Bhatt inquired about the damage to Pithoragarh-Tawaghat road between kilometre 98 to 102 in a meeting with DG BR Lt General Rajeev Choudhary.It is worth noting that catchment area of the Kali river at Dharchula have suffered damage due to cloudburst and incessant rains for the last 5-6 days.

 Lt General Chaudhary apprised Mr Ajay Bhatt that along with BRO, National Disaster Relief Force and the entire team of local administration are engaged in relief and rescue operation to provide succour to the affected. The Raksha Rajya Mantri directed DG BR that in such difficult times, the BRO should make every effort to restore connectivity with all its might. The DG BRO assured him that BRO will provide all possible help to the state government in the border areas.  


Raksha Rajya Mantri is reaching Dharchula on September 01,  along with DG BR Lt General Rajeev Chaudhary and MP Mr Ajay Tamta on a one-day visit to take stock of the flood situation first-hand in affected areas of the state.