17 rescue camps opened in Agartala for flood affected families, flood flow increasing gradually, says DM


The incessant rain since Thursday night has caused a serious flash flood in the major sections of the capital town of Agartala and inundated eastern outskirts.

A disastrous situation could be witnessed after a decade in and around the state this year with flood water flow gradually increasing even though rain has stopped for a while.

However, the DM (West) Milind Ramteke informed, “As many as 9 rescue boats were pressed in the affected areas like Srilanka Basti, Chandrapur, Pratapgarh and others areas adjacent to the river Howrah, where the river water is gradually increasing.”

He further informed, “The NDRF team along with the volunteers and TSR Jawans are being deployed and the rescue operation is going on.” – (as informed at 05:00 PM, Friday).

“At least 17 rescue camps are being opened for the affected families in Sadar Agartala and rest many more have been opened in other parts of the state,” adding the DM said, “Food items like ‘Cheera, Gur’ and ‘Kichdi’ are being arranged and are provided to the victims.”

While being asked the DM said, “As of now we do not have the exact figure of the affected families, but soon this would be provided.”

However, it is worthy to mention here that after a decade almost a disastrous situation caused due to the flash flood could be witnessed this year and the major sections of Agartala including the RMS Chowmuhni, Motorstand, Kama Chowmuhni and others are inundated under the flood water.