Dehradun, Aug 9 (IBNS): Indian Army helicopters on Thursday dropped relief materials in flood-hit areas of Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.
The relief operations continued in the district amid reports that a cloud burst occurred in Mori area of Uttarkashi on Wednesday.
Confirming the cloud burst, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said MI-16 and MI-17 choppers of the Army were dropping the relief materials in the flood-hit areas.
He said the district administrators were working on collecting reports on any loss of life and property in the area due to the calamity.
The Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) have mounted a massive rescue and relief operation in the flood affected areas of Uttarakhand on Wednesday.
The Indian Air Force in coordination with civil administration facilitated smooth evacuation of stranded pilgrims from Harshil and Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand.
Ten army columns were involved in rescue operations in Uttarkashi-Gangotri area. Army provided succour in the form of medical aid, hot food and other assistance to stranded pilgrims.
Two army aviation helicopters are operating in coordination with civil administration.
Road between Uttarkashi and Dharasu has been opened to light vehicle traffic.
Foot crossings on Gangori and Soundh Gad have been established to facilitate the movement of pilgrims.
More than 30 people were killed in flash floods in Uttarakhand after the natural calamity struck Uttarkashi last week and washed away roads and bridges.
Src: India Blooms