NDRF on way to Joshimath, more rescuers to be airlifted from Delhi: SN Pradhan

NDRF Director-General SN Pradhan on massive flood in Chamoli district informed that SDRF team members are on the spot, meanwhile NDRF teams are heading to Joshimath. He also said 3-4 rescue teams from Delhi will be airlifted to Dehradun onwards to Joshimath. "The glacier breach has impacted the Rishiganga River and flooding has taken out one bridge being constructed by BRO. The upper reaches of the Rishiganga project also has been damaged. Chamoli, Joshimath and other downstream reaches will be affected," said SN Pradhan. He added, "Teams of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) are already deployed in Joshimath. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has already moved from Dehradun to Joshimath. We are organising airlift for 3-4 more teams from Delhi to Dehradun onwards to Joshimath."