U'khand rains: Harish Rawat assures safety, says govt. fully prepared

| Updated: Jul 18, 2016 00:36 IST

Dehradun (Uttarakhand), July 17 (ANI): With heavy rains lashing Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday assured the people of safety and said that his government is taking all necessary precautions to tackle any untoward incident. Rawat told ANI, "The water level in river Ganga is increasing. And the same is happening with other rivers as well. We are alert and totally vigilant." "The administration is fully geared up to tackle any situation. I would like to give my assurance to the people of the state and the country that we are taking all precautions to safeguard the lives of people," he added. Incessant rainfall has also disrupted electricity and drinking water supply at many places across the state. The Dehradun Meteorological Centre, which had issued an alert against heavy rainfall for Saturday, has warned of "heavy to very heavy rains" today also. Three persons were killed in Uttarakhand as heavy rains lashed the Sstate on Saturday after a bus tumbled into a local stream in near Haldwani area after the water level in the stream increased due to torrential rains.(ANI)