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Uttarakhand: How ITBP Played A Vital Role In The Daring Task Of Widening The Mouth Of Lake Formed By Flash Floods In Chamoli

By swarajyamag

Weeks after flash floods hit Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district, a team of experts including scientists, Indian military personnel, Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and disaster management personnel have taken a daring step to prevent a possibility of a tragedy.

The team has widened the mouth of the lake formed by the flash floods by 15 feet in order to prevent a repeat of a disaster in the difficult terrain.

The ITBP has played a vital role in the task that could not have been possible without the work at the lake site as well as the tackling of obstacles on the route to the lake site. A post on the official handle of the ITBP said: “We always respect the mountains while performing any task in the #Himalayas.”

Members of the team had analysed the lake, including its depth, before going ahead with the risky and daring step of widening its mouth in the difficult terrain. The team members can be seen beginning their work with calls of reverence to Badri Vishal and Nanda Devi.

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