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All Trains to Northeast Stopped Till August 20 Due to Flood

All Trains to Northeast Stopped Till August 20 Due to Flood”

Food packets are being airdropped in inundated areas while in places where flood waters have receded they are being supplied through panchayats, the officer said. The state government has pressed into service 50 rescue teams comprising columns of Army, NDRF, SDRF in the affected districts.

He would also ask the Prime Minister for the inter-ministerial team's help in assessing the breaches caused on embankments and thereby repairing and strengthening them to enable them to be used as dyke cum roads. The Bramhaputra river is flowing above the danger mark in Guwahati, Nimatighat in Jorhat, Tezpur in Sonitpur, Goalpara and Dhubri.

With todays deaths, the toll in the latest wave of floods in the state rose to 49.

The state's chief minister conducted an aerial survey of the flood-hit districts.

In north West Bengal, where five districts have been affected by the deluge, the toll is seven.

State Chief Minister Sarbanand visited South Salmara district yesterday to take stock of the situation. Dhubri is the worst hit district, with 8.5 lakh people affected, followed by Morigaon (5.1 lakh).

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Amidst the fear of starvation death of wildlife marooned on highlands, the state forest department and several wildlife NGOs has also intensified relief and rescue operation in wildlife sanctuaries.

Despite being nearly submerged in flood waters, teachers and students in Assam ensured that the national flag was hoisted and the national anthem is sung to celebrate the country's independence.

At least 32 people have died and over 14 lakh people affected due to floods in six districts of north Bengal partly due to overflowing rivers of Bhutan, Bihar and Jharkhand.

The Railway Board has chose to cancel inbound trains from other parts of the country to the northeastern region as rail links have been snapped in different places due to heavy rains in Assam, West Bengal and in Bihar in the past 72 hours.

"Today we had a meeting regarding the flood and erosion problem in Assam". A total of 3,34,025 hectares of cropland in 31 districts have been affected by floods.



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