Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Central team to visit Bihar on September 6 to assess damage caused by devastating floods

A Central team is coming on Bihar on September 6 to assess the damage caused by devastating floods in the state. The team will visit flood-affected districts and submit its report to the Union Government. The team will held discussions with top officials of the State Government. Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi said, the State Government has requested the Centre to send team to assess the prevailing flood.

Meanwhile, the flood situation continues to be grim in 24  districts including Patna, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Khagaria, East Champaran and West Champaran districts. Over 30 lakh people  spread over two thousand villages are reeling under impact of flood. In all, 29 teams of NDRF and SDRF have been pressed into relief and rescue operations. Over two lakh twenty thousand people have been shifted to safer places so far. Vehicular traffic has been disrupted at several places.

Rail traffic on Darbhanga- Samastipur section remained suspended on the fifth day consecutive. Thirteen trains have been cancelled and 12 trains diverted on alernative routes. Several rivers including Ganga, Bagmati, Kosi and Gandak are maintaining rising trend and are flowing above danger marks. The State Government has issued an alert in north parts of the state in view of heavy rains in catchment areas of Nepal. Yesterday, 280 mm rain was recorded at Pokhara in Nepal.

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