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Capital city reels under fear as Howrah river bank breaching alert with erosion level is 10.50 mt : Revenue, Urban Development Ministers visit flood affected areas
TIWN Aug 12, 2017
Capital city reels under fear as Howrah river bank breaching alert with erosion level is 10.50 mt : Revenue, Urban Development Ministers visit flood affected areas
PHOTO : Ministers, officials visited flood affected areas. TIWN Pics Aug 11

AGARTALA, Aug 12 (TIWN): State capital Agartala under severe flood emergency as all night TSR battalions, Ministers visited, kept close watch on rising water levels. Several districts of Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh have been receiving good rains since last 24 hours. A few areas have also recorded a few heavy spells of rain in Tripura caused damages of houses with more than 2000 flood affected families as per official record. On Friday late night, Tripura Revenue Minister Badal Choudhury, Urban Development Minister Manik Dey Mayor Parfullajit Sinha, DGP A K Sukla, DM Millind Ramteke have visited the flood affected areas at Agartala. A record level rain has been experienced from Thursday late-night to Friday led above thousand families affected due to river bank's erosion.

In a press meet on Friday evening, Tripura PWD Minister Badal Choudhury told , “Agartala City has received 146.6mm of rainfall from 5.30 AM to till 12 noon, breaking records of last 5 years. Rescue operation team has been deployed at Baldakhal, Srilankabosti, Pratapgarh, Rushi Coloni, Kalikapur, Jogendranagar, Pandavpur”.

“River Howrah’s erosion level is 10.33 (DL 10.50mt), and Srilankabosti, Pratapgarh, Rushi Coloni, Kalikapur, Jogendranagar have been flooded”, said the Minister. “Total 9 boats have been given in rescue operation. Till 2 PM 17 flood relief camps have been opened with 681 numbers of families”, said Chowdhury.

1 person has admitted in GB hospital after mud wall had broke over him at Bishalgrah.

Manik Sarkar led Tripura's CPI-M Govt yet to delcare emergency and fully engage NDRF and other Central authorities to help affected victims.

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