Heavy rains have caused floods and flood like situations across India. On Tuesday the death toll related to rain incidents reached 83 with nine more deaths in Gujarat. The heavy inflow from Rajasthan due to the opening up of the dams has completely cut off the villages particularly in the state’s northern parts. The inflow has also severely affected the roads and rail transport in the state. 20 trains on the Mumbai Delhi route have been affected, with 11 of them cancelled due to railway tracks being washed off. 915 buses originating from the major roads connecting north Gujarat have also been cancelled. This has resulted in the overall loss of the transport sector to be over Rs 6 crore per day while the railways is suffering a loss of Rs 5 crore per day.
While reviewing the situation PM Narendra Modi inspected the devastation in the parts of Gujarat that are badly hit by the floods and heavy rains. PM flew over the affected parts of his home state and has announced the relief package of Rs 500 crore along with the compensation of Rs 2 Lakhs to the families of the deceased and Rs 50000 to those severely injured.
PM Narendra Modi have assured all the necessary assistance from the cnetre to normalize the situation in the flood affected areas as soon as possible. The government is already working towards the rescue operation and has allotted four helicopters of the Indian Air Force, two Army columns and 18 teams of National Disaster Relief Force which are working day and night for the rescue operations. Apart from the rescue operations seven lakh food packets have also been distributed in the affected villages.
A central team will soon visit the flood affected areas of Gujarat to assess the damage caused to the public and private infrastructure.
According to the reports of the Indian Meteorological Department, heavy rains are likely to lash the state in the next 48 hours. Rescue and relief operations are going on a full swing. The electricity supply in Banaskantha and Patan will be restored as soon as possible. The government is making every possible effort to help the farmers who have been affected by the floods. PM Modi has assured that this government will transform this calamity into an opportunity and will prepare a new development blueprint for all the flood battered areas in the state. the government is making every possible effort keeping the damage to life and property at a minimum.