Agartala, June 18 (Agency)
In Sadar subdivision of West Tripura district, more than two thousand people were displaced due to floods triggered by torrential rains. Officials gave this information on Saturday. Officials said the displaced have taken shelter in 20 relief camps. However, no casualties have been reported so far. West Tripura district has received 155 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, inundating several low-lying areas along the Howrah river. Police, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and administration are jointly carrying out relief and rescue operations in the affected areas.
Chief Minister Manik Saha visited the control center on Friday night to take stock of the situation. He directed the officials to take all possible steps to manage the situation and assess the damage caused by the floods. State Disaster Management Authority Project Officer Sharat Kumar Das said that although the rain has stopped since Friday midnight, Agartala may receive heavy rains around noon as per the forecast of the Meteorological Department and an alert has been issued in the state. . “Water is coming into Howrah river from Barmura hill and its water level is rising. We are monitoring the situation and taking all possible steps. In view of the flood situation, the state government has announced closure of schools and colleges on Saturday.