Union minister Ajay Bhatt to visit flood-hit areas in Uttarakhand
Ajay Bhatt is reaching Dharchula on September 1 along with Rajeev Chaudhary and MP Ajay Tamta to take stock of the flood situation in affected areas of the state.
Union Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt reviewed the flood situation in Uttarakhand in a meeting with Director General Border Roads (DG BR), in New Delhi on Tuesday, stated a release issued by PIB (Defence Wing).
It stated that heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides that have blocked several highways. Bhatt inquired about the damage to Pithoragarh-Tawaghat road between kilometre 98 to 102 in a meeting with DG BR Lieutenant General Rajeev Choudhary, it stated.
It may be noted that the catchment area of the Kali river at Dharchula has suffered damage due to cloudburst and incessant rains for the last five-six days.
Chaudhary apprised 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, it stated. The union minister 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, it stated.
The union minister is reaching Dharchula on September 1 along with DG BR Lieutenant General Rajeev Chaudhary and MP Ajay Tamta on a one-day visit to take stock of the flood situation first-hand in affected areas of the state, it added.