Heavy rain hits NE Tripura badly, river Howrah comes critical

AGARTALA:

The incessant rain from Thursday evening has hit the state of Tripura badly as several rendered homeless and the major river of Howrah has come to the danger level. The MET department said reported that heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorm may occur during the next 48 hours.

“We have already deployed our staffs with at least 6 boats in the major section of the eastern outskirts of Agartala,” adding the SDM Sadar Samit Roy Chowdhury said, “The water level in the Howrah river have increased and has come up in the danger level.”

He also urged upon the common masses of the state not to panic as the department is working on it to bring the situation under control.

Chowdhury said, “Two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are being deployed and along with the 2nd and the 10th battalion of the TSR forces are on duty in the major section of the capital city.”

After being asked upon, Chowdhury said, “At this moment we cannot provide the exact figure of the affected families, but it can be provided only after the situation gets normal.”

Besides, the incessant rain has also severely affected the normal life. Major parts of the town including its low-lying suburb areas have also submerged with rain water. Low-lying city areas adjacent to river Howrah have also been flooded by surging water and affected normal life.

Vehicular movement was also hampered in some portion of National Highway-44 adjoining to river Howrah and normal life was severely affected in different parts eastern Agartala.

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