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Dhami prays in Tapkeshwar after shrine flooded by raging river

Sunday, 21 August 2022 | PNS | Dehradun

The heavy rainfall experienced in Dehradun from Friday night onward caused flooding in various parts of the city and its suburbs. The famous Tapkewhar Mahadev temple was also flooded during the wee hours due the level of water in the Tamasa river rising considerably due to consistent and heavy rainfall in the surrounding foothills. After inspecting the suburban areas affected the heavy rainfall and resulting damage, chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami visited the Tapkeshwar Mahadev temple area. He directed officials to focus on plans to mitigate damage from disasters in the future. The CM also offered prayers in the shrine and wished for the welfare of all citizens.

Earlier, Dhami visited the affected areas of Thano, Kumalda and nearby areas. He directed the Garhwal commissioner and Tehri district magistrate to shift residents of affected areas to safer locations. The CM directed officials to facilitate alternative routes to citizens in places where the main roads are blocked. Officials were told to restore electricity and water supply in the areas where these were disrupted. Inspecting the collapsed bridge in Thano, he directed officials to arrange for an alternative route soon. The CM also talked to the MLAs concerned to keep a tab on the situation in their respective areas. 

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