After heavy rains, the danger of flood has now arisen in the plain states including Delhi, UP, Punjab-Haryana. From the desert state of Rajasthan to the hilly states, all the major rivers including Ganga, Yamuna and Beas are in spate.
Water has entered cities, towns, villages and farms. Thousands of hectares of crops have been destroyed. There is havoc of rain on the mountains. 17,000 tourists are stranded in Himachal’s Kullu tourist places – Manali, Manikarna and Banjar. The Char Dham Yatra has also been disrupted.
Meanwhile, 16 more people have died in 24 hours. Of these, 8 deaths occurred in Uttarakhand and four in UP. There have been 31 deaths in Himachal in three days. More than 1,500 roads including the Jammu-Srinagar Highway, Manali-Leh, Manali-Chandigarh National Highway have been closed due to landslides.
With the release of 3.59 lakh cusecs of water from Hathinikund Barrage, the Yamuna water in Delhi will further increase. Due to floods in Yamuna and Ghaggar, dams have been broken in Nawada and Tamshabad in Panipat, Haryana. Water has entered hundreds of villages in Kurukshetra, Hisar, Karnal, Bhiwani and Yamunanagar. Many roads including Hisar to Ambala National Highway have been closed.