CM directs vigorous rescue and relief at Barak Valley

Silchar, Jun 20 : Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that Indian Airforce will airlift 1 lakh litre of petrol and diesel to Barak Valley, the region which is witnessing toughest situation of the decade.

The flood situation of Barak Valley worsened on Monday after water from the rivers started gushing to town area. Water of Barak breached dyke at Betukandi and entered Silchar town. Similarly water gushed from Katakhal and Kushiyara at Katakhal and Karimganj town.

The district administrations of the three district of Barak Valley has requested for more NDRF companies at here, which will air flown tomorrow.

Chief Minister on Monday, holding a video conference with the district administrations, directed that the administration should boost up rescue and relief work. CM mentioned that that Indian Airforce will airlift 1 lakh litre of petrol and diesel to Silchar tomorrow.

Meanwhile Cachar administration has informed that CRPF, BSF and Assam Rifles have been pressed into rescue work at Silchar town as large number of distress calls are been received.

The Silchar Badarpur state road has also been closed for traffic after river water has started to overflow. Alternate road has been arranged.

Chief Minister Sarma on Monday also requested Minister Parimal Suklabaidya to stay at Barak Valley and oversee the work of administration. As the report is been filed, major rivers of Barak Valley are in steady condition.

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