Uttarakhand: India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (October 19) talked to Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami to take stock of the situation in the Uttar Pradesh which has been hit hard by incessant rains. Narendra Modi also spoke to Union minister Ajay Bhattin this regard, official sources said.
Unfortunately, five people, including three labourers from Nepal, were killed and two others were injured in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand on Monday. State authorities have advised Chardham pilgrims not to proceed to the Himalayan temples till the weather improves
On Monday, Uttarakhand's Governor Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh met PM Modi. Earlier, Uttarakhand Chief Minister took detailed information from officials concerned about the situation of massive rainfall in the state. He has been taking stock of the situation from the disaster control room of the state's secretariat.
As a preventive measure, the Badrinath Yatra has been halted and passengers en route to Badrinath were stopped in safe places.