Heavy Rains Trigger Floods In Madhya Pradesh, Rescue Operations On


Heavy Rains Trigger Floods In Madhya Pradesh, Rescue Operations On

Over 200 villages in Shivpuri and Sheopur districts are badly hit by heavy rains and floods.


No respite from torrential rain appears seemingly in Madhya Pradesh’s worst-hit Gwalior-Chambal area within the subsequent 24 hours. The Met division has sounded a purple alert for Shivpuri, Sheopur, Guna and two different districts, in addition to orange alert for 9 and yellow alert for different eight districts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured assist to Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tweeted. “PM Modi has assured all possible help to Madhya Pradesh in this time of crisis, for which I am deeply grateful to him.”

Mr Chouhan held an in depth dialogue over the phone with the PM.

“He (PM Modi) has been apprised about the flood situation in Madhya Pradesh and the ongoing rescue operation. Due to the situation getting worse, I have also discussed with him about taking help from the Indian Army in the flood-hit areas,” he added.

Mr Chouhan stated, “We have asked for four columns of the army so that they are able to rescue the people who are stranded due to the floods. SDRF team is doing good work. Two ministers are in Shivpuri and are monitoring the situation and are in talks with me. One column of army is of 80 persons. They are sending one column each for four districts. From Jhansi, they are mobilising for Gwalior and Datia and from Babeena (UP) for Shivpuri and Sheopur.”

The Indian Air Force’s three ALH and B-17 helicopters have taken off from Gwalior and two extra B-17 helicopters will fly shortly for rescue operations in flood-hit districts of Gwalior-Chambal area. Three villagers caught on timber in Shivpuri have been rescued.

Five trains have been cancelled partially or are being run by means of diverted route (through Bina) by West Central Railway’s Bhopal Division because the rail tracks are submerged in rain and flood water between Shivpuri and Mahona stations of Guna-Gwalior part.

Five IAF groups have been ready for the climate to enhance. Mr Chouhan has requested the IAF groups to accord precedence in rescuing these taking shelter on timber in Shivpuri district’s Bichi village since final night time.

The chief minister additionally chaired an emergency assembly in Bhopal to take inventory of rain and flood scenario of Gwalior-Chambal area.

According to the newest updates, the authorities knowledgeable the chief minister that about 1,171 villages are affected on account of heavy rains and floods in Parvati, Kuno and Sindh rivers in Shivpuri, Sheopur, Datia and Gwalior district. So far, 1,600 folks rhave been rescued from flood hit areas of Gwalior-Chambal area.

“I’ll soon visit the flood hit areas,” knowledgeable Mr Chouhan.

Over 200 villages in Shivpuri and Sheopur districts are badly hit by heavy rains and floods. Shivpuri district reported 470 mm rainfall in final 24 hours and 798 mm rain in 48 hours.

100 folks rescued from 22 villages of the district in morning. Efforts underway to rescue these taking shelter on timber in Dongar and Bichi villages.


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