Centre rushes 12 additional NDRF teams to flood-hit Gujarat

One person however stuck alone in a Dargaah in Untadi village in Limbdi Taluka was inaccessible for rescue teams on ground

With the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rains in the next 24 hours, the Ahmedabad municipal corporation has advised people to stay indoors.

More than 25,000 people were evacuated as of Monday night after a bitter spell of incessant rainfall battered many districts across Gujarat.

Summary: The Ahmedabad city received almost 72 mm of rains in the last 12 hours ending at 11 am today.

A cyclist wades through a flooded road following heavy rainfall in Ahmedabad on Thursday.

More than 36,000 people have been shifted to safe areas by the relief and rescue teams comprising the Indian Army, NDRF, BSF and the Air Force.

18 bodies were discovered on a river bank in a village in Gujarat's Banaskantha district on Wednesday.

Five National Highways, 153 State Highways and 674 Panchayat roads remained closed for vehicular traffic due to floods, hampering relief and rescue operations.

An extra responsive team of IAF and NDRF has been placed in position if the situation escalates in the state.


Apart from Gujarat, the northeastern states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam have been hard-hit by monsoon flooding, while pockets of the eastern states of Odisha and Bihar have also been affected.

On Wednesday, around 650 more people were rescued from villages of the district by various agencies.

The prime minister, who arrived in Ahmedabad on Tuesday afternoon on his way to surveying the north Gujarat region, held a high-level meeting with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his deputy Nitin Patel, former chief minister Anandiben Patel and other senior officials. 10,300 people have been evacuated from Banaskantha, 9790 from Patan district and another 950 people from Morbi district.

Talking to the news outlet "The Hindu", Gujarat Principal Secretary (revenue) has said, "Extremely heavy rains in Saurashtra region since last 24 hours".

Rescue workers were scrambling to rescue thousands of others whose homes have been flooded or destroyed. From 6 am to 6 pm on Saturday, the State has received 51.36% of the 810 mm of rains.

A high alert has been sounded as more than 20 highways of the state got submerged.

There is an inter-ministerial team in Assam for the ground zero assessment of the flood situation but the central government has failed to provide the required support or assistance to the state.

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