Monsoon 2016: Due to incessant rain, water level of river Ganga has been constantly on the rise over the past few weeks. It has now reached above danger level mark. Indian Meteorological Department (MeT) has predicted heavy rain at isolated places over
Uttarakhand, which may further aggravate flood-like situation in the state of Uttarakhand. Weatherman had previously reported that pilgrims could be hit along the Char Dham Yatra route due to heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Apart from flood-like situation, torrential rainfall could also trigger landslides and cloudbursts. The state emergency operation centre is said to have reported that the Rishikesh-Gangotri National Highway has been choked debris near Helgugad, Laldhang and Gangnani in Uttarkashi district. Rainfall continues to hamper government efforts to clear the choked routes.
MeT has also predicted torrential rains for regions of Sub-Himalayan – West Bengal and Sikkim, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, west Rajasthan, Gujarat region, Konkan and Goa and south Chhattisgarh.
The National Capital region has also been receiving plenty of rain of the past two days adding to the woes of common man due to traffic congestion.