Uttarakhand cloud burst: Harish Rawat says ‘no need to panic’

By: | Updated: July 3, 2016 4:37 PM

While the weather conditions in Uttarakhand deteriorate, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the situation is under control, adding there is no need to panic.

While the weather conditions in Uttarakhand deteriorate, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the situation is under control, adding there is no need to panic. (Reuters)While the weather conditions in Uttarakhand deteriorate, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the situation is under control, adding there is no need to panic. (Reuters)

While the weather conditions in Uttarakhand deteriorate, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said the situation is under control, adding there is no need to panic. He further said that few villages have been devastated after the cloudburst in the state, but the government has been taking measures to restore the roads in major areas.

“I will be holding discussions with district officials and other authorities today, but the situation is fine and there is no need to panic,” Rawat said.

Rawat also said he would meet the district authorities to discuss the ordeal of the people in wake of the heavy rains across the state.

“We have restored the roads in major areas. But as of now, the major problem is at Thal road and I hope it will also be restored soon,” he added.

Rawat said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), Army, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the state police and the revenue department teams are engaged in the rescue operations.

“In Bastadi village of Pithoragarh, we regret that we couldn’t take people out of their homes quickly after the worst-hit cloudburst,” he added.

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